DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/12/S02.067


M. Mrowczynska, A. Gontaszewska, A. Bazan-Krzywoszanska, M. Skiba
Sunday 10 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-99-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 12, 521-528 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/12/S02.067


The article is an introduction to the issues of shaping the areas of former lignite mining surrounding the city of Zielona Góra (Lubuskie voivodeship, Poland). The city of Zielona Góra, seeking new investment areas, develops further areas, including those that have been former mine sites for at least 70 years. They have never been reclaimed. The remediation of former lignite mines, both technical and biological, is the responsibility of the mining plant and should be carried out in accordance with the law, however in the case of Zielona Góra, there are no institutions covered by the mentioned duty. The article deals with the problem of construction land, located in non-reclaimed former mine sites. The effect of this legal status is a high economic risk and a requirement for full geological documentation for the proposed investment. Analysis of legal, planning and political documents and a desk research, for the needs, capabilities, and land-use plans of former lignite mine sites in Zielona Góra were adopted as a method. These areas are not mentioned on the maps and in the existing planning documents, which are the basis for determining the land destination. The article presents the legal loopholes concerning the former post-mining areas, which are located in the administrative borders of the city.

Keywords: land use, urban policy, planning documents, former mine sites