Application for area allotment

§ 4 Application for area allotment

4.1 Applications for areas in Avannaata Kommunia can be filled in either digitally via or using a hardcopy application. After filling in the NIN application/hardcopy form, the applicant is to print the form, sign it and submit it to the municipality.

4.2 A fee is charged for the handling of area allotment applications, cf. section 54 of Greenland Parliament Act no.17 of 17 November 2010 on planning and land use, according to the municipality's current tariff sheet.

4.3 An area allotment is personal and can be granted to any legal person, i.e. a person, company, association and the like, regardless of residence or registered address.

4.4 In case of area allotments for minors, a declaration of indemnification is to be issued by the High Commissioner in Greenland.

Available areas are regularly advertised on the municipality’s website and on NunaGIS.

Annex with tariff sheet:

In the link below, you can find the tariff sheet with fees for handling applications for area allotments that were published during the drafting of the town plan. For the current valid tariff sheet at any time, see the municipality's website.

Opslag_Arealgebyrer_Avannaata_Kommunia_UK.pdf (129.5 KB)

§ 5 Advertisement of available areas

5.1 On the municipality’s website, NunaGIS and other media, the municipal council regularly advertises areas which are available for construction projects thanks to town planning and land development.

5.2 New plots and areas available for residential and association purposes are advertised for at least three weeks.

5.3 New plots and areas available for industry, institutions and technical purposes are advertised for at least six weeks.

5.4 If, by the advertised deadline, more than one qualified applicant applies for the same area, it is decided by drawing lots who gets the reservation of area. The public can be present at the draw.

5.5 If an applicant abandons the reservation of area, the abandoned area is re-advertised according to the procedure described in sub-sections 5.1-5.4.

5.6 To qualify as applicant, the applicant is to provide, as a minimum, a statement from the lender.

5.7 One person or one company can apply for – and be awarded – several areas. For instance, if a construction company wants to construct homes with re-sale in mind, provided that the applicant can document that the project can be realised.

5.8 Only one application may be submitted by the same person or company that appears as one, and only one, single legal entity for the same plot and/or area.

§ 6 Requirements for area applications

6.1 Applications for area allotment are to include the following appendices:

  • Site plan showing the location and size of the object of the application.
  • Information on the use and location of buildings.
  • Sketch outline stating the appearance and materials (must comply with the planning basis in force at the time).
  • Information on technical installations.
  • Financial information needed to document that the application project may be realised.
  • In case of major civil engineering works, other aspects that affect the municipal council’s assessment of the application, including compliance with the town in terms of use, are to be examined.

As an example, the application may clarify how the project fits in with the strategic action areas in the municipality’s 2017 Planning Strategy.

The building contractor is to document that he/she can raise the necessary funds, as estimated by the municipality, and validate the lender. The wording of the provision implies proportionality – namely that the liquidity to be demonstrated to the municipality reflects the scale of the building project.