Spatial planning of rural areas of Łódź Metropolitan Area and the problem of Urban sprawl

key words: rural areas, local plan, spatial planning, urban sprawl

Summary:

Article is drawing issues of managing the space in rural areas that are ex-posed to the influence of urban centres. Studies include rural and urban-rural gmians in Łódź Metropolitan Area. Article highlights the important role of local planning in preventing negative effects of urban sprawl. One of the problem is the pressure on rural areas by uncontrolled migration which should enforce the deci-sions of local authorities about creating local plans, allowing for better control of using the space.
The starting point for analyses are carried out research commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure. Studies lead to the conclusion that the area of local plans is growing in rural areas of ŁMA. Article allows to determine a state of works on new local plans in gminas covered by the surveys.

 

 

Citation:

Feltynowski M. 2010. Spatial planning of rural areas of Łódź Metropolitan Area and the problem of Urban sprawl. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2010/ 13