City Spacial Plan is a document outlining the possibilities for meaningful development of the city.

The ways for the individual parts of Bratislava to develop are defined in the basic programme document of the city development entitled the City Spacial Plan. It is important to prepare and amend it in line with the current challenges and needs of urban life and of the residents of the city.

  • It establishes the environment for a harmonic development of Bratislava. It creates a balance between all activities in the city. At the same time, it focuses on protection and creation of the landscape, protection of natural and cultural sites, protection of the environment, as well as responsible use of its resources.
  • It presents a complex spatial arrangement and functional use of the area.
  • It aligns the interests and activities of various stake-holders in the city with impact on the land-use development, environment, and ecological stability.
  • It establishes principles of spatial arrangement, functional use of the area, environmental protection, and public transportation and technical equipment.
  • The City Spacial Plan also stipulates which parts of the city require a zoning plan to be procured and approved, and it forms the basis for directions regarding future investments and land-use decisions.
  • The City Spacial Plan respects the requirements of protection of natural sites of European importance, such as large natural protection areas, bio-corridors, locations on the NATURA 2000 list, and territories specified by the Ramsar Convention.

What else affects the City Spacial Plan – Strategy of Urban Development of the Capital?

The City Spacial Plan coexists with other strategic documents, with their results being binding for it. The long-term development of the city is based in the Strategy of Urban Development of the Capital, as well, as it reflects the results of international documents on the development of the whole area of Central Europe.

It supports the priorities of development for Bratislava, in particular:

  • establishment of attractive locations outside the city centre,
  • construction projects in the city districts,
  • building of apartment buildings,
  • modernisation of sports and recreational areas in the natural environment of the Small Carpathian Mountains and establishment of new ones (in particular, in the River Danube surroundings),
  • construction of city communications systems,
  • construction of central public transportation system.

Specific feature of Bratislava – the gateway to international markets

Based on the location of Bratislava and its close proximity to Vienna, Brno, Győr, and Budapest, this represents the biggest opportunity for Slovakia and its regions to enter these European markets. Those markets are abundant in goods, services, or capital, and offer cooperation in science, research, and culture. It is the General Plan which enables opportunities for new economic activities and the establishment of new development connections with the northwest, south and southwest of the country.

The City Spacial Plan of the city was approved on 31.5.2007 by Resolution No. 123/2007 of the City Council of Bratislava, the Capital of the Slovak Republic, and its binding part was declared by Generally Binding Ordinance No. 4/2007 of Bratislava, the Capital of the Slovak Republic ↗︎.

Bratislava has since adopted amendments to its General Plans, labelled as Amendments Nos. 01, 02, 03, 05, and 06.

Related generally binding regulations

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