The master plan is a general plan for managing the community structure, land use and transport network of the municipality. It assigns areas for such purposes as housing, places of employment, transport, nature conservation and recreation.
The master plan is presented on a map, and it also includes plan symbols and provisions as well as a planning statement. In Vantaa, a master plan is drawn up every ten years.
Typical issues to be resolved in the master plan include new major routes, the dire…ction of urban expansion and location of specific functions, such as maintenance and storage facilities, waste treatment facilities and similar activities that cause environmental disturbance.
The master plan coordinates the local detailed plans and guides their formulation.
A master plan can apply to the entire municipality, and a partial master plan applies to a specific area of the municipality.
Vantaa currently has a master plan from 2007, and a partial master plan the Marja-Vantaa area. The 2020 master plan has been approved by the Vantaa City Council, but it is not yet in force.