ARTYKUŁY I KOMUNIKATY NAUKOWE Złoża kopalin w systemach planowania przestrzennego – przegląd praktyk w wybranych krajach europejskich

Alicja Kot-Niewiadomska


Mineral deposits in spatial planning systems – review of European practices.
A b s t r a c t. Many European Union countries successfully integrated their mineral policy and spatial policy, which has ensured the proper place of mineral deposits in their spatial planning systems. These, in turn, are widely recognized as the most important mineral deposit safeguarding tool, the essence of which is to ensure long-term access to its resources. The examples of Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden and United Kingdom, discussed in the paper, are often mentioned as examples of good practices in this area. Although none of these countries managed to avoid cases of social and environmental conflicts related to mining activities, the solutions they implement certainly deserve special attention. And for many countries, including Poland, they can be a potential source of solutions aimed at improving the protection of mineral deposits.

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