Lithuania

Lithuania

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Which maritime spatial plans exist?

Lithuania has adopted its new Comprehensive Plan (2nd) that includes MSP on 29 September 2021. The plan is now under translation. The Lithuanian version is available at the portal of spatial planning documents: https://www.tpdris.lt/lt_LT/web/guest/sarasas by entering plan number: K-NC-00-17-288, choosing “Rengimo etapas“ and then “TPD sprendiniai (aiškinamasis raštas ir brėžiniai)“. Drawings ant explanatory part of the plan can be downloaded there. The strategic section called the Concept of Comprehensive Plan for the territory of the Republic of Lithuania (CPRL) was approved by the Parliament on 4 June 2020.

The first maritime spatial plan was elaborated as a part of the Comprehensive Plan for the Republic of Lithuania by including a section on “Maritime territories“. The “Maritime territories” section was adopted by the Seimas (the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania) in 2015. This plan expired in 2020, a new Comprehensive Plan for the Republic of Lithuania has been prepared.

The objectives of the first MSP were: to ensure the transparent, known conditions of the uses of the territory in the whole state and in the space under responsibility of the Republic of Lithuania, and consequently, to implement a plan for the land and sea territory in one document.

MSP legislation

Maritime Spatial Planning in Lithuania is covered by the national legislation regulating spatial planning, namely the Law on Territorial Planning and its secondary legal acts. The revised Law on Territorial Planning (2013) includes stipulations on sea space planning. Part of the marine space (up to 20 m isobath) also falls under the regulation of the Law of the Coastal Strip. Based on the stipulations of national legal acts, Lithuanian marine territories were planned while extending the existing Comprehensive Plan for the Territory of the Republic of Lithuania by one more part – Marine territories, which included marine spatial solutions for the Lithuanian territorial waters and the EEZ.

National MSP authority & Contact

Ms. Algimantė Treinienė

Senior Advisor 

Construction and Territorial Planning Policy Group

Ministry of Environment

A. Jakšto 4 /9, LT-01105 Vilnius. LITHUANIA 

E-mail: algimante.treiniene@am.lt

 

Ms. Asta Rokickienė

Senior Specialist

Construction and Territorial Planning Policy Group

Ministry of Environment

A. Jakšto 4 /9, LT-01105 Vilnius. LITHUANIA 

E-mail: asta.rokickiene@am.lt

 

Strategic Environmental Assessment

Mr. Vitalijus Auglys

Head of Pollution Prevention Policy Group

Ministry of Environment

A. Jakšto 4 /9, LT-01105 Vilnius. LITHUANIA

E-mail: vitalijus.auglys@am.lt

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Last Update 27.10.2021