New Copenhagen harbour district nearing agreement

A political majority has agreed upon a local land usage plan for the proposed Enghave Brygge district in Sydhavn

The new residential district Enghave Brygge moved one step closer to realisation, after a political majority in Copenhagen's engineering and environmental committees agreed upon a local land usage plan.

The original plans for the district – which would be built on ten artificial islands, cover an area of 292,000 sqm – had been met with opposition from inhabitants and environmental watchdogs. 

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Citizen concerns rectified
Concerns, such as the preservation of communal areas and access to the waterfront have been taken into consideration according to Copenhagen's environmental and engineering mayor Hans Kabell.

"The new plan ensures that Sydhavnen and its many possibilities will be accessible to all Copenhageners," said Kabell in a press release.

"We decided, with help from international architects and citizen advice, that canals should be a central element withn the new Sydhavn area. We know from Amsterdam and Christianshavn that canals make for good city life and utilise the harbour's recreational potential."

The land usage plan had recently been put on hold due to concerns about climate change and the impact of future flooding. However, officials in the city council concluded that these concerns would have no major impact on Enghave Brygge.

More red tape
The plan will now need further approval from within Copenhagen Council including the ordering of an environmental impact report. The results of the report are expected before New Year and only then can the construction of Enghave Brygge get the green light. 

The map below shows the approximate location for the proposed district: