Less conversion of productive land
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Local administration of agricultural areas2010



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Less conversion of productive land

Norwegian municipalities permitted the transfer of 12 200 decares of cultivated and cultivable land to non-agricultural use in 2010; a decrease of 6 per cent from the year before.

Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural use. 2005-2010. Decares

Agricultural area transferred by use of the area. 2010. Decares

Arable land represented 6 700 decares of the transferred area, and cultivable land 5 600 decares. The area of cultivated land transferred decreased by 1 600 decares from 2009 to 2010, while the area of cultivable land transferred increased by 900 decares in the same period.

About 29 per cent was transferred to residential areas, and 15 per cent to public traffic areas.

About three quarters of the municipalities reported transferring areas under the provision of the Land Act in 2010, compared to half of the municipalities under the Planning and Building Act. Transfers under the provision of the Planning and Building Act represented 77 per cent of the transferred areas.

Land reclamation

Approved area for land reclamation. 2005-2010. Decares

The municipalities permitted land reclamation of 19 900 decares in 2010. The counties of Rogaland and Nord-Trøndelag permitted 3 300 and 3 200 decares of the total area of land reclamation respectively, while Nordland permitted 2 900 decares and Møre og Romsdal 2 100 decares.