Potential for the Removal of Impervious Soil Coverage 2022

Statistical Base

By surveying staff members of the borough administrations and the Berlin forestry agencies familiar with the material and with the areas involved, it was possible to obtain specific information on areas, with respect to:

  • the location of areas (borough, neighborhood, address/location description, coordinates)
  • the property situation, and contact data if appropriate
  • existing (or former) and planned land use
  • type of impervious cover, and extent of its possible removal, and
  • need for agreement, obstacles to the planning process, etc.

On this basis, an initial compilation of potential areas for the removal of impervious coverage was developed. Further relevant information was linked to this area-related primary data by intersecting it with other geo-data available in the State of Berlin, in order to make this information easily accessible. In addition, the following available digital information was used:

  • plots of land as per the Official Property Cadastre Information System (ALKIS), as of 2022
  • plots of land owned by the State of Berlin as per the Official Property Cadastre Information System (ALKIS), as of 2022
  • block map 1 : 5,000 (ISU5) of the Urban and Environmental Information System (ISU) of the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing, III D, as of 2020
  • Planning Advice for Soil Protection, as of 2017
  • areas of application of current and concluded development planning procedures, as of 2022
  • the Land-Use Plan (FNP), work map, as of 2022
  • the landscape planning procedure, as of 2013
  • protected areas under conservation law (Landscape Protection Law (LSG), Conservation Law (NSG), Habitat Directive (FFH), large-scale natural monuments), as of 2021
  • neighbourhoods as per the Official Property Cadastre Information System (ALKIS), as of 2022
  • standard land values (“Bodenrichtwerte”), as of 2022.

Areas were visually examined, and, where those limits did not coincide with lot boundaries, potential areas for the removal of impervious coverage were delimited, primarily on the basis of

  • digital orthophotos, aerial photography flights from 2002 2022,
  • aerial photos, recorded between 1953 and 1999 and
  • the Map of Berlin, scale 1 : 5,000 (K5), versions of 2008 to 2022.

In particular cases, an on-site inspection was carried out.