The municipal land supply: risk or sustainable opportunity?



Last Updated: 3-2013


Dutch municipalities have an important role on the land market. On the one hand municipalities are an active stakeholder in land developments and on the other hand they set the rules for the land market. Municipalities in the Netherlands have the largest land supply of all stakeholders on the land market. In this paper the impact of the economic crisis on the municipal land supply and thereby financial situation of municipalities is discussed. All municipalities in the province Noord Brabant are analysed by means of a Multi Criteria Analysis on the degree of financial danger they are exposed to due to their land supply. Furthermore possible sustainable policy solutions (PSPS) are discussed and tested among municipal, consultancy and academic experts. By means of the Fuzzy Delphi Method the results are analysed and the applicability and determining factors are ranked on importance. All in order to comprehensively stimulate financial continuity, sustainable use of space and sustainable forms of land use policy among municipalities.