ABSTRACT : Population growth in a settlement as the year progresses. Increasing community needs for housing make this an important matter, but to get a place to live, people constrained by the economy, this is one factor forming the unplanned settlements in the coastal areas. Fishing Village Belawan Medan is close to the sea, most of the residents of Fishing Village Belawan Medan are fishermen who make their homes from their home site as a place to earn a living. Various factors including the culture of the local community determined the formation of a settlement. The prevailing norms of growing based on increasing time and demands for life. The research aims to identify norms understood by the Deli Malay community in shaping the pattern of space, spatial structure, and transformation in settlements in the Fishing Village Bagan Deli Belawan Medan.The
research uses qualitative methods that take data from interviews with residents to find out the norms applied by the Deli Malay community, spatial planning and spatial transformation in the Belawan Medan Fisheries Village. This study found that the relevant norms in finding residential houses in the Fishing Village Belawan Medan influenced the spatial transformation in settlements in the Fisherman Village of Belawan Medan.
KEYWORDS: Malay norm, structure, spatial, transformation