We cherish the values of our garden city. This means that from the heath you only have a view of the tower of the Vituskerk and the Omroeptoren. We build what suits the character of Hilversum and we mainly build for Hilversummers. We advocate priority in housing for education and care professionals and care providers. In our opinion, the current increase in land and housing prices should not lead to a situation whereby social housing is limited to apartment blocks.
In the coming years, CDA Hilversum will focus on:
- Preserving the image of the garden city of Hilversum.
- Developing Media Park, Station Area, 1221, Arena Park, Circus Area.
- Making room in the housing offer: Make room for starters, transfer students and seniors.
- Stimulate the construction of small residential care centers in the neighbourhood.
- Living in a safe, clean and pleasant neighbourhood!
Partly due to the corona pandemic, we are increasingly aware of our living environment. We enjoy the peace and quiet but also the hustle and bustle. We like to walk, but also do a lot of sports. We meet on the sports field, at school, in church, at Mout or in Lopes Dias. It's all possible in the garden city of Hilversum, a lovely place to live.
A liveable environment is determined by many factors. Based on our deepest values, a liveable environment means having an eye for others. Do we know our neighbours, do we notice the needy neighbour, or do we only have eyes for our own world? CDA Hilversum represents a society where loneliness is reduced and where looking after each other is encouraged.
The preconditions for achieving this are equally important. CDA Hilversum stands for safe and clean neighbourhoods, where the neighborhood has a say in measures to improve road safety and noise nuisance from scooters or cars is combated. Think, for example, of the flashing light pole and energy savings poles. Where loitering youth are addressed and perspective is offered. We also stand for thriving small neighbourhood shopping centres. These centres are indispensable for improving the living environment. That is why we want to expand facilities in Anna's Hoeve.
We also see that beautiful green parks, a high level of green maintenance and clean play areas contribute to increasing the quality of life. We want to do everything we can to maintain the quality of life in Hilversum and improve it where possible.
When you think of living in Hilversum, you think of beautiful architecture, large trees and lots of greenery. We maintain that image. This means that we set high standards for spatial developments in Hilversum.
The introduction of the Environment Act ( A new law will come into effect on 1 July 2022: the Environment Act. This replaces a whole list of old laws and regulations that have to do with how we want to deal with our living environment ) is always postponed. At the same time, we are already experimenting with the operation of the new Act in Hilversum. Because the new law is based on the strength of society, in which the developer and environment make agreements together and the council only intervenes if they cannot reach an agreement, we will continue to experiment in the spirit of the new Environment Act.
The demand for homes in Hilversum is high. We are working together in the region to solve the housing problem. We want to prevent Hilversum from having a building volume imposed on it by the region or the MRA that cannot be met without making major changes to the character of our garden city or harming the beautiful nature surrounding Hilversum.
For all developments, we take the garden city, as conceived by Dudok at the time, as the starting point. This means that we set high standards for the layout of the public space, with a focus on green areas and recreation space. In the case of high-rise buildings, this can be achieved by, among other things, making courtyard gardens accessible to the public or designing public roof gardens. The development of the station area offers an excellent opportunity for this
New houses will be built within the built-up area, while publicly accessible woodland and heath will remain undeveloped to provide space for recreation.
We only allow high-rise buildings in the areas around the track and specifically the station. For new developments, we stick to the pyramid model: low-rise buildings in the suburbs on the outskirts, rising to high-rise buildings near the station and the centre. This is how we maintain the illusion landscape.
We stimulate the relocation of business premises from the residential areas to the Mediapark, the quay area or near Kerkelanden. We are developing the office buildings that become available in the residential districts into homes.
We focus on media and high-quality services for businesses. Vacant office buildings are assessed for this use and reallocated for housing if there is too little demand from the media and/or high-quality services.
We encourage developments at the Mediapark that are aimed at remaining attractive as a media city. This concerns both the maintenance and expansion of media-related activities and the attractiveness for tourists.
In addition, we allow other functions to be added if they strengthen the area and contribute to the attractiveness of working at the media park. This includes catering, retail and housing.
The Arena Park will continue to develop as a business park with sports facilities. We reinforce this development by excluding activities that do not suit it.
In addition, we allow other functions to be added if they enhance the area and contribute to the area's attractiveness. This includes catering, retail and housing.
The station area will be further developed in the coming years. The starting points for the development will continue to be tested against the principles of Hilversum as a garden city. For CDA Hilversum it remains important that the east-west connection continues to receive attention and is improved where possible. This will be an extra challenge now that it has been decided to close the small railway barriers.
The rise in housing prices makes Hilversum less and less accessible as a residential city for people with a crucial profession. Because this mostly concerns people who work in Hilversum, it is important to help them in the housing market. The development of the Circus site offers an excellent opportunity to serve this target group in particular.
We are building affordable single-family homes in this area through a purchase scheme to be developed by the municipality. When the house is sold, part of the proceeds will return to the municipality, so that a subsequent buyer can make use of the same conditions. Experiments elsewhere in the country, such as in the municipality of Ede, serve as an example of this.
Many developments are in the pipeline in the postal code area 1221. CDA Hilversum is making every effort to replace outdated business premises with homes and greenery. It is important that green and stone alternate in such a way that the neighborhood is strengthened. The input of the local residents is indispensable in this. The municipality has a great responsibility in shaping participation processes in which people are really listened to and ways can be changed.
For CDA Hilversum the housing policy focuses on quality, sustainability, flexibility and customisation. The municipality makes specific performance agreements with housing associations about the quantity and quality of the housing supply. We want to give housing associations more space to get started with construction and sustainability.
A solution must be found for the enormous amount of rules for housing initiatives. We make flexible housing options for starters possible through a decisive approach. These forms of housing can also be used for other target groups (eg status holders, the homeless and single-person households).
We embrace private housing initiatives. New housing concepts are given tfreedom and cooperation to develop. This contributes optimally to the diversity and the number of homes.
In our shopping areas, a lot of space above shops is empty, because there are obstacles in the local regulations to make living above shops possible. We must remove these obstacles as much as possible, so that we can realise more homes.
starters, seniors, people with a small wallet and single-person households when finding a suitable rental or owner-occupied home. A self-occupancy obligation can offer a solution
In order to eliminate the waiting lists for a house, more (social) housing is needed in the short term. We are making an extra effort to build housing that is suitable for the life-course of senior citizens. This is not only good for the housing needs of future senior citizens; The construction of life-long housing also stimulates the flow of in the housing market.
Building temporary housing ( flexi-housing ) is an effective means of combating a housing shortage that can be applied quickly. With this we offer perspective to people with an acute housing demand, who fall between two stools with the regular housing allocation. Think of starters, broken families, people who have found a job in a new environment. In doing so, we will make maximum use of the possibilities for accelerated zoning plan procedures and the construction of temporary homes (possibly based on the Crisis and Recovery Act).
In our municipality with a growing population, we choose to "build for our own needs".
We want to give as much priority as possible to residents of Hilversum and to people with crucial professions in newly built homes. Tenants and/or buyers must have a social and /or economic bond with the place of residence and are given priority when allocating new homes.
We make every effort to deal flexibly with special forms of living. CDA Hilversum considers the combination of housing and care for a disabled child or family in the immediate vicinity of the home to be a matter of course. To this end, the municipality can issue permits for flexible building concepts fo a certain duration, after which the building is removed when the care task has been completed.
The physical environment can make an important contribution to promoting contact between residents. That is why we actively look for good meeting places and facilitate them where necessary.
This could include communal (multifunctional) spaces/gardens where people can meet. Not always the traditional community centre or library branch, but also churches, thrift shops, supermarket coffee corners or the café on the corner. Especially in Hilversum East, there are few meeting places and CDA Hilversum supports initiatives from the neighbourhood.
Everyone belongs. It is important that people meet outside their own 'bubble'. We encourage meetings between people with good jobs and education with residents in vulnerable positions. This contributes to mutual empathy and understanding.
We appoint liaison officers in the neighbourhoods who focus on stimulating meetings and collaborations in neighbourhoods where people from different backgrounds live.
Neighbourhoods and districts
We make sure neighbourhoods are safe. In doing so, we encourage residents to be active in the neighbourhood and we increase the opportunities for residents to bear joint responsibility. We increase trust in organisations, the awareness of professionals and cooperation in the district.
We pay attention to the causes of a feeling of insecurity and, if possible, tackle these together with residents.
Residents themselves form the basis for the safety and quality of life in their neighbourhood. We encourage initiatives such as neighbourhood WhatsApp groups and neighbourhood parents who appeal to young people.
In recent years, the number of neighbourhood disputes has increased and the increased working from home as a result of corona measures sometimes causes annoyance between neighbours. Together with housing associations, we focus on neighbourhood coordinators and neighbourhood mediation instead of escalation and going to court.
It is important that the municipality communicates with local residents about the level of green maintenance. We want to give residents more input about the greenery in their neighbourhood. If people want high-quality greenery in their neighbourhood, we ask in return for their contribution to the maintenance of this greenery. They can adopt a plot of land owned by the municipality. The municipality will facilitate the residents with materials and knowledge if necessary and will organise a permanent contact point for this purpose.
The layout of the public space should not be the final element of economic activities in the area. Ensuring an attractive and accessible integration into the environment is an integral part of development assignments. CDA Hilversum continues to see to it that the public space does not become polluted and run down, but that work is being done to create a clean, whole and safe city.
The public space must be safe, for example by using smart lighting. This ensures that everyone can get around safely .
CDA Hilversum continues to ensure that public spaces and buildings are easily accessible, and obstacles are identified and remedied.
Good connections are indispensable for municipalities such as Hilversum. Located between Utrecht and Amsterdam, Hilversum is an attractive location for companies. This location is only strategic if Hilversum remains easily accessible in the future.
In the coming years, CDA Hilversum will focus on:
- Improving the flow of ring roads and the East-West connection
- Construction of safe cycling routes throughout Hilversum
- 30 km/h unless…
- Relocation of the station Soestdijkerstraatweg towards Utrecht
- Effort by the municipality to realise the night network to Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Good accessibility enables people to participate in society and contributes to improving the living environment.
The bicycle is an attractive, clean and healthy means of transport for short distances. We are committed to a safe, intricate and well-maintained bicycle network throughout Hilversum.
We are committed to the realisation of cycling highways. Together with the rise of electric bicycles, fast routes invite people to get on their bikes more often and to travel longer distances. This simultaneously reduces the pressure on roads and the environment.
Good accessibility, traffic flow, sustainability and road safety can be achieved with an integrated and multimodal mobility system in which travel is central. Quality and availability of data play a major role in this.
A data ecosystem can be set up in which anonymous sensor data from hundreds of thousands of vehicles are shared with governments and road authorities to detect unsafe road situations and share information about them with road users.
Parking in Hilversum remains a difficult discussion. CDA Hilversum wants to investigate a total parking policy, whereby customisation is the starting point. Due to Hilversum's regional function, having sufficient public parking is essential.
CDA Hilversum wants to make full use of the new digital possibilities and use them to relieve pressure on certain roads and points within the municipality (such as Johannes Geradtsweg, Diependaalselaan, etc.) and to improve traffic flow. The currently proposed improvements are not satisfactory. Various follow-up studies will have to be carried out in the near future.
We are in favour of maintaining Hilversum airport. In addition to its cultural-historical and recreational value, the airport is essential for the safety of pilots over the Netherlands. The airport also ensures that the flight paths to Schiphol remain at a distance, thereby limiting noise pollution.
Good and attractive public transport reduces dependence on the car and, in combination with new mobility concepts such as car sharing, can even lead to parking spaces being returned to the neighbourhood (new play areas or adding greenery). This improves the quality of life and reduces crowding and pollution in the city.
With (Collective) Demand-dependent Transport, we want to respond even better to the demand of the traveller. Demand-dependent transport can have an important additional function in the pre-and post-transport to regular public transport connections. We want to transport travellers from various locations to public transport stops on request. We encourage social initiatives in this area, such as a dial-up bus and innovations in the ICT field.
New combinations in target group transport offer new possibilities. Residents can themselves contribute to sustainable transport by, for example, using rental cars, car sharing, etc.
Companies can encourage employees to use more sustainable transport. We help companies by removing barriers they experience. The municipality facilitates contact between companies and public transport concession holders to organise customised solutions.
We believe that people with disabilities should be able to easily use public transport. That is why we propose to raise all bus stops (and/or the buses) to a good boarding height.
The municipality will continue to make efforts to realise a night network to Amsterdam and Utrecht.
Annual approach to the top 20 unsafe traffic spots. An active campaign is being conducted to make an inventory of the unsafe spots, such as Loosdrechtseweg, Insulindelaan and Utrechtseweg. Local residents' input is crucial here.
CDA Hilversum wants extra money to be made available annually for traffic safety and traffic flow. This budget will be used to pay for experiments in tackling unsafe spots. This budget is meant to make unconventional measures possible.
The municipality must devote all its energy to adapting the Gijsbrecht to a street where space is offered for pedestrians and cyclists. Connecting with the entrepreneurial initiative and making this possible from the municipality is essential.
Based on the mobility vision, shared transport will become increasingly possible in Hilversum. It is essential that the municipality makes agreements with the providers about the form, the infrastructure and the fee that the providers of shared transport will owe the municipality. The basic principle is that shared transport must add something, and not be experienced as a mere nuisance like the parking nuisance of shared scooters. The municipality must take more control.
We are installing additional bicycle lanes to the locations that are currently mostly visited by car, such as to the Kerkelanden shopping centre, thus increasing road safety.
A major annoyance in Hilversum is the many traffic violations. CDA Hilversum continues to push for more supervision and control, especially in places where there are many complaints about violations.
30 km unless
The CDA wants to lower the speed limit for motorised traffic within built-up areas from 50 to 30 km per hour unless it can be demonstrated why it is safe to drive faster at that specific location. With this proposal, we are joining the House of Representatives, which in 2020 passed the motion '30 km per hour, unless...'. The House of Representatives has adopted 30 kilometres in built-up areas as the standard.
The aim of this adaptation is to increase road safety, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, and to reduce the number of fatalities.
The CDA considers the connecting roads in Hilversum, where the design is such that pedestrians and cyclists can move about safely, to be an exception to the 30-km roads. This includes separate cycle paths and footpaths.