In October 2021, the municipality of Boden presented a proposal for a detailed plan for major establishments with industrial purposes at Boden Industrial Park.
The Svartbyn VU5 business area, also known as Boden Industrial Park, is a 550-hectare land area next to Norra Svartbyn, just southeast of Boden’s urban area. The site has good access to green electricity and proximity to existing infrastructure. It creates unique conditions for establishing space-intensive, electricity-intensive industries and businesses that contribute to the green transformation of existing heavy industry.
The purpose of the current detailed plan is to enable larger establishments with industrial purposes at Boden Industrial Park. This is where H2 Green Steel plans to build a fossil-free green steel production facility. A detailed plan tests the suitability of land and water use in an area and contains provisions on how the land may be used.
Although H2 Green Steel’s plans take up a large part of the area, there is other land in the current detailed plan. The land uses within the planning area enable for industry, offices, cultivation and restaurants. The plan also ensures the preservation of a larger nature area, including wetlands for the sensitive field frog that lives in the area.
The plan proposal was presented for consultation on 20 October to 17 November 2021 and a consultation meeting was held on 11 November. Affected property owners, easement holders, authorities, organizations and other stakeholders have had the opportunity to comment on the proposal during the consultation period. After that, the plan is processed, questions and views are answered and the final plan proposal is presented for review. Here too, those concerned can submit comments, after which the detailed plan is adjusted and goes up for a decision on adoption in Boden’s municipal council in early 2022.
Responsible for the project is the physical planning unit at the public housing administration, Boden municipality. Further information can be provided by: Cecilia Kvibacke, development manager for Boden Industrial Park, Boden municipality, tel. 0921-627 06 or Lars Andersson, Planning and Development Manager, Boden Municipality, tel. 0921-621 43.