Town Planning

Local detailed plans

Local detailed plans are needed where building is dense. They regulate building and other future land use. The local detailed plan is a map with explanations and regulations. The size of the area varies.

Every year, there are some two hundred local detailed plans and plan revisions pending. When there is a local detailed plan in force for your area, you can apply for a building permit based on this local detailed plan at the Building Control Department.

Record of local detailed plans, pending and in force

You can find most local detailed plans (not older plans), pending and in force, in the plans record on There you will also find information on the current stage of a pending plan, when pending plans are on display for public inspection and how you can comment on pending plans.

You can also easily find a local detailed plan (town plan) in your area on Espoo map service. Choose the map layer icon, City planning and the view of your choice. Click on the map for more information on the plan you are interested in. New pending land use plans are announced in the Länsiväylä and Hufvudstadsbladet newspapers and all pending land use plans are announced yearly in the city’s zoning review (Kaavoituskatsaus).