Cultural heritage and preservation

The cultural heritage is rooted in the colonial period as well as in the Inuit culture end even further back. It is constantly affected by human activities and the course of nature – not least climate changes and the perceptibly higher temperatures. However, physical planning is an important tool for actively safeguarding the cultural heritage and sites worthy of preservation at the towns and settlements and in the open country in Kommune Qeqertalik.

For the Town Plan, cultural heritage and sites worthy of preservation were systematically reviewed and incorporated, including preservations in force, listed and preservation-worthy buildings etc. Protected areas are shown on the overall main structure map, while listed and preservation-worthy buildings are shown on the main structure maps for each town and settlement.

Other planning preservation efforts are related to the rehabilitation and new building in the towns and settlements of the municipality. The efforts are partly regulated by the general provisions, partly by overall or detailed provisions to secure and continue or to further develop the cultural heritage of buildings.

In continuation of conservation efforts, there is also a clear tourist potential. Conservation planning can be carried out in the settlements where there is a need for focus on cultural heritage values - including possible conservation - as well as development of related tourist facilities in the form of hiking routes, places of contact, accommodation and the like.