Planning Advice for Soil Protection 2010


Precautionary soil protection aims to protect the efficacy and natural characteristics of soils as well as to prevent adverse effects upon the soil. With the presentation of the individual soil functions in the maps 01.12.1 through 01.12.5 and the efficacy of soils in the map 01.12.6 (Faensen-Thiebes et al. 2006, SenStadtUm 2013) the technical basics for the stipulations relevant to soil protection for regionally significant plannings and requirements are developed (Faensen-Thiebes & Goedecke 2007).

Moreover, in the application of the planning process, notes as to how the differences in the efficiency of the soils are to be evaluated, and which of the results derived from this are to be implemented, are useful from the aspect of soil protection (Gerstenberg et al. 2007 and 2015).

In the present map 01.13 the information of the individual soil functions are combined and weighted. The result shows the degree of vulnerability of the Berlin soils against interventions in the soil due to development plans and construction projects. The present map is designed to assist involved soil-protection authorities to evaluate interventions in the soil in the context of assessments of environmental effects or urban land use plannings. It also supports an efficient classification and evaluation of the planning case and in the derivation of any required stipulations to protect the soil. Planning decisions and planning processes can thus be improved, in terms of soil protection.

The variety and spatial small-scale differentiation of the respective assessments and suggested measure can no longer be adequately portrayed in an analogue map. The present map is hence built on the digital data display of FIS Broker, which shows the detailed factual information, and the assessments and suggested measures for the sections selected, which would be no longer be displayable in an analogue map.