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Potential for the Removal of Impervious Soil Coverage 2020

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Surveying staff members of the borough administrations and the Berlin forestry agencies familiar with the material and with the areas involved, was used to investigate 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 coverage, and extent of its possible removal, and
  • outstanding issues to be solved, obstacles to the planning process, etc.

On this basis, an initial compilation of potential areas for the removal of impervious coverage was obtained. This newly gathered area data was linked to other relevant information by merger with various geo-data existing in the State of Berlin, so that this information is available at a glance. In addition, the following available digital information was used:

  • plots of land as per the Official Property Cadastre Information System (ALKIS), as of 2020
  • plots of land owned by the State of Berlin as per the Official Property Cadastre Information System (ALKIS), as of 2020
  • block geometries of the City and Environment Information System (ISU 5), as of 2015
  • Planning Advice for Soil Protection, as of 2017
  • areas of application of current and concluded development planning procedures, as of 2020
  • the Land-Use Plan (FNP), work map as of 2020
  • the landscape plan 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 2019
  • neighbourhoods, as of 2018
  • standard land values (“Bodenrichtwerte”), as of 2020.

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 ortho-photos, aerial photography flights 2004 through 2020, and
  • the Map of Berlin, scale 1 : 5,000 (K5), as of 2020.

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