Implement Opinions from Office of Wuxi Municipal People's Government about Promoting the Construction of Sponge City in Wuxi
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Index No.

014006438/2016-00152

Creation Date

2016-04-12

Issuing Date

2016-04-13

Document No.

Xi Zheng Ban Fa [2016] No. 53

Limit of Publicity

Long term

Issuing Department

The Wuxi Municipal People's Government Office

Forms of Publicity

Websites

Mode of Publicity

Initiative publicity

Range of Publicity

The whole society

Period of Validation

Long term

Procedure of Publicity

Department establishment, publicity after being examined by the related office

Theme (The First Level)

urban and rural construction, environmental protection- urban and rural construction(including housing)

Type

opinion

Keywords

City, construction, opinion

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Content Summary

In order to strengthen the management of urban planning and construction, fully use the function of ecological system such as buildings, roads, green-lands and water system to absorb, infiltrate and sustained release the rainfall, so that the rainfall runoffs can be efficiently controlled, eventually realize the city development way of natural accumulation, natural infiltration and natural purification. According to the Guidance of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City (Guo Ban Fa [2015] No.75) from the General Office of the State Council, the Implement Opinion of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City from Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government Office (Su Zheng Ban Fa [2015] No.139) and Guidance of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City from Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction of Jiangsu Province (Su Jian Cheng [2015] No. 331), the government has provided implement opinions about promoting sponge city in Wuxi as following combining the practical situations of Wuxi.

 

Implement Opinions from Office of Wuxi Municipal People's Government about Promoting the Construction of Sponge City in Wuxi

 

Xi Zheng Ban Fa [2016] No.53

 

Municipal (county) and district people's governments, committees, offices, departments and their subordinate units,

 

In order to strengthen the management of urban planning and construction, fully use the function of ecological system such as buildings, roads, green-lands and water system to absorb, infiltrate and sustained release the rainfall, so that the rainfall runoffs can be efficiently controlled, eventually realize the city development way of natural accumulation, natural infiltration and natural purification. According to the Guidance of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City (Guo Ban Fa [2015] No.75) from the General Office of the State Council, the Implement Opinion of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City from Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government Office (Su Zheng Ban Fa [2015] No.139) and Guidance of Promoting the Construction of Sponge City from Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction of Jiangsu Province (Su Jian Cheng [2015] No. 331), the government has provided implement opinions about promoting sponge city in Wuxi as following combining the practical situations of Wuxi.

 

1 General Goals

 

Fully understand and enforce the requirements of building a sponge city, speed up the construction of the system of planning regulation, the system of guidance and system of technology support of building a sponge city, to solve the problems of urban waterlogging, dirty and stinky water and Surface runoff pollution from the origin, and improve the ability of flood control and drainage, decrease the surface runoff pollution, and efficiently use the rainfall resource. Eventually realize no ponding after light rain, no waterlogged pitch after heavy rain, no dirty and stink water and relieve heat island effect.

 

---At the end of 2016, finish making the implement plan of building a sponge city, and confirm the relevant trail areas and trail projects. Build a reserve system of sponge city project and gradually create a practical management system of building a sponge city.

 

---At the end of 2017, combining the needs of urban construction, they should build at least one trail area. Districts should create center sponge demonstrate projects, if conditions allow, they could build trial area. They should create some influential trial areas and demonstrative projects in the whole province and nation.

 

---In 2020, more than 20% of the urban area should reach the requirement of sponge city construction. More than 70% of the rainfall will be under control, the surface runoff pollution get decreased sharply and try to be the pioneer of sponge city construction among the whole nation.

 

---In 2023, 80% of the urban area should reach the requirements of sponge city construction, and complete the construction of a demonstrative sponge city.

 

2 General Requirements

 

Building a sponge city is a systematic engineering, which has to obey the principles of "ecosystem first, natural adjustment, leaded by plans, promoting altogether, guided by the government and the society should join". They should insist on doing the trials first, leaded by the demonstrations, efficiently promote combining the trails and demonstrations to try to improve the urban water ecosystem environment and build a green beautiful home.

 

--- Combine with new-type urbanization and promote the development of green urbanization. They should find balance between urbanization and environmental protection. They should use the low influential way to develop and build urban, town and village sponge according to the environmental friendly theory and insist on green urbanization.

 

---Combine with Livelihood project construction to improve the quality of people's living environment. It should combine with essential livelihood projects such as remodeling shanty town (dangerous buildings), governing the waterlogged areas, renovating black and odorous water and comprehensively governing the urban environment to promote the construction of sponge city and improve the quality of urban living environment.

 

---Combine with urban infrastructure construction and improve urban environmental bearing capacity. We should focus on the organism combination of manual work and nature, keep strengthening rain diversion and Drainage pipe network, and enhance the operational management of drainage facility to fully improve the ability of urban waterlogging prevention.

 

---Combine with urban Greenbelt system construction, and improve urban absorptive capacity of rainfall. Under the conditions of satisfying the functions of ecosystem, view and recreation, they should promote the sponge construction of green space system, govern the water system, and improve the absorptive and bearing capacity of urban greenbelt system.

 

3 Main Measures

 

Build a planning and guidance system of sponge city. It should combine with general city planning and refer to the principles of "Compact town and open area" to confirm the borders of cities, towns and villages and strictly enforce the requirements of space management, to protect the natural resources of the nature and enhance the natural foundation of building a sponge city. Complete and refine special planning work, unified deploy according to the provincial department, comprehensively consider natural geographical conditions, water resource conditions, current conditions of drainage facility and the level of development of economy and society to start the planning work and optimize blue line and green line special planning content. Strengthen the control of detailed planning, confirm the construction targets according to local circumstances, through planning management to efficiently enforce the requirements of sponge city construction such as collection and usage of rainfall between buildings and apartment complexes, permeable area and blue line confirmation and protection.

 

Improve the rainwater reservoirs and purification function of greenbelt system. Combine with ecological landscape architecture construction, strengthen the construction of greenbelt system in sponge city, according to the planning structure to realize the combination of green net, water net and road net and enhance the rainwater reservoirs and purification function of greenbelt system, and make the greenbelt system the main sponge in the city. Strengthen and promote the construction of wetland sponge and complete the sponge function of wetland parks. Optimize the rainwater reservoirs of urban parks, small amusement parks and roadside green space, combine with surrounded water, roads and public facilities to enhance the design and try to provide space for rainwater retention. Promote the construction of manual wetland, rainwater gardens and low elevation greenbelt, and research water plants that are suitable for local climate to improve the rainwater reservoirs and purification function. Comprehensively use technology and policy to enhance the sponge function of urban greenbelt system and improve the rainwater reservoirs and purification function.

 

Promote the construction of sponge roads and squares. New built roads and squares should enforce the theory of building a sponge city. They should improve the seep, stagnate and store ability of urban roads and squares. Urban roads construction should build rainwater inlets and grassed ditch, roadside green space should have rainwater adjustment facilities such as Rainwater storage channels and Recessed greenbelt to increase the absorptive capacity of roadside green space. The construction of Pedestrian lines, bike lanes and parking lots should use Permeable pavement system to increase water permeability. The construction of urban squares could use sunken structures, they could build rainwater adjustment facilities if the conditions allow to at utmost decrease rainfall runoff. Promote the reform of urban squares of easily waterlogged areas, combine with road building plan to reform easily waterlogged roads into sponge roads.

 

Promote the construction of sponge blocks. Important public projects that are invested by the government decrease the usage of hard pavement, increase roof greening and sunken greenbelt technology to take the lead in implementing the requirements of building a sponge city. Newly built residential areas should follow the requirements of sponge city to build the rainwater system, decrease the usage of hard pavement, encourage them to build small and micro sized wetland and sunken greenbelt squares. New buildings that plan to use more than 20,000 square meters land should build matching rainwater collecting facilities. Combine with the plan of the reforming of villages in the city and old apartment complexes, they should consider the construction of sponge city and the construction of drainage facilities, and promote the sponge city reform to shantytown (dangerous buildings) and easily waterlogged apartment complexes. Initially promote the construction of sponge city to public projects such as institutions, schools, hospitals, gyms, transportation stations and malls. Encourage and promote the technology of rainwater collecting and recycling and roof greening. They should convert the roof greening into the green space rate. Industrial and mining enterprises and Industrial plant area should take measures such as sunken greenbelt, permeable pavement and rainwater collecting to build sponges. The government should give support politically and financially to the projects that are promoting the construction of sponge city.

Improve the ability of urban drainage system. They should insist on combining nature and manual work and fully use the natural function such as absorbing, permeation and purification to realize the organism combination of ecosystem and infrastructure and comprehensively improve the urban drainage ability. Strengthen the urban drainage system and infrastructure and combine the practice of urban development. They should take solving urban waterlogging and governing black and odorous water as the breakthroughs to promote the integrated governance of rivers, construction of drainage standard areas and rainwater and sewage shunting. Enhance the arrangement of urban drainage management, complete the work of urban drainage and build a management system that combining drainage network and river network to improve the urban drainage ability. Strictly control Initial pollution of rainwater. Rainwater mush be purified before it enters other natural water. Speed up the construction and reform of Coastal throttling pipes to control Overflow and combined sewer overflow pollution. They should build Rainwater storage facilities according to the requirements of Rainwater utilization and drainage.

 

Promote the construction of sponge towns and villages. Promote the construction planning of sponge towns and villages according to their different conditions. Scientifically differentiate the increasing borders of towns and villages, avoid the disorder expansion of towns and villages borders and protect natural landscape. According to the principles and requirements of building a sponge city, they should encourage people to use natural technology and combine with local landscape to improve the construction of green roads and borders, create a sponge green eco-network that covers the villages and improve rainwater absorptive and drainage capacity. Comprehensively combine with the work of important centered town, demonstrative towns of planning and construction and demonstrative villages of beauty to improve the construction of sponge city.

 

Keep optimizing the environment of water ecology. Keep enforcing Plan for Wuxi Water system, optimize the layout of Wuxi water and river system, focus on the construction of main channels to create a water system that connect to every main rivers. Enhance the construction of waterfront green corridors. According to the level of the river, they should strictly control the width of green corridors. Through the ecological technology to lower and decrease the runoff peak, purify the rainwater that enters into the rivers and control the original pollution of rainwater. According to the requirements of Rainwater utilization and waterlogging drainage, to decrease the rainwater runoff from the origin and effectively lower pressure of waterlogging drainage. Strictly forbid landfill channels. New building projects should not take up any water areas, and they should save the land for protected rivers and lakes according to relevant laws and regulations. If they took up the water areas illegally, they should give it back within the limited time to make sure the water area rate does not decrease.

 

4 Responsibilities

 

Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau is responsible for enforcing the requirements of sponge city to the examination of construction drawings, construction permits and final acceptances. The examination of construction drawings should include examination of the designed file according to the national, provincial and municipal construction requirements, and the result of the examination should be confirmed. If the result meets the requirements, they should issue them a construction permit. Construction organization should check and accept the project according to the requirements of sponge city.

 

Development and Reform departments should try to get national or provincial special fund and guide the construction companies to do the Preliminary demonstration work.

 

Financial department should promote PPP mode and increase the support to the construction of sponge city.

 

Planning department should be responsible for the relevant planning work of the construction of sponge city, and they should enforce the requirements of sponge city to planning and management. They should put the requirements of sponge city into general urban planning, controlled detailed planning, relevant special planning and the planning conditions of construction land.

 

Land department should be responsible for putting the requirements of building a sponge city into the conditions of transfer or sell land.

 

Municipal Garden Department should be responsible for enforcing the requirements of sponge city into the daily management and maintenance of public facilities and landscaping.

 

Environmental protection department, urban management department, transportation department, technology sector, meteorological department and price department should fulfill their own duties and cooperate with each other to promote the development of building a sponge city.

 

5 Implementation Guarantee

 

Enhance organizational leading. Create a promotion system for sponge city, take the construction of sponge city into Ecological civilization construction system, enhance coordination and inspection. According to relevant national and provincial requirements of building a sponge city, they should finish all the tasks of building a sponge city. They should initially promote the application and creation of sponge trial cities and sponge demonstrative projects. Set up Project reserve mechanism for the construction of sponge city, and firstly arrange the sponge city projects in the urban development planning and annual development planning. They should encourage districts to set up some sponge demonstrative projects and encourage conditioned areas to set up trails.

 

Enhance the input guarantee. Increase the capital input into the construction, coordinated use financial fund such as Construction and maintenance tax and Land transfer proceeds. They firstly arrange sponge projects in the mid-term financial planning and annual planning and take it into the Purchasing scope of local governments. They should keep increasing the input for the construction of sponge city through multiple measures. Try their best to get the financial support from our nation or Jiangsu province. Encourage areas that have the condition to set up special guidance fund for the construction of sponge city. They should also encourage social capital to invest the construction of sponge city through PPP mode.

 

Enhance technology support. Combine national and provincial urban technology research and the construction of standard system, gradually start the work of completing and revising local laws of managing urban roads, public facilities and parks. Enhance the tracking research work of sponge parks, sponge communities, sponge roads and sponge towns and villages. They should learn from other advanced cities’ experience, combine with practice to summary and enforce it in time. Enhance the cultivation of relevant technology research and relevant service team to provide technology and service support to the construction of sponge city.

 

Set up a evaluation and encouragement system. According to the requirements of provincial evaluation methods of the management of planning and building a sponge city, we should put the construction of sponge city into the system of ecological civilization construction. We should also strengthen the target assessment and do a evaluation check-up to the work of districts and departments and report the results. Districts and departments should enhance propaganda and guidance to improve people’s awareness to the importance of building a sponge city, encourage people to join the work and create a good working atmosphere.

 

Office of Wuxi Municipal People's Government

 

April 12, 2016