Less conversion of productive land
Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing;Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing;Public sector
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Local administration of agricultural areas2013



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Less conversion of productive land

Norwegian municipalities permitted the transfer of 5 600 decares of cultivated land and 4 000 decares of cultivable land to non-agricultural use in 2013. The area of cultivated land transferred decreased by 9 000 decares from the previous year, and the area of cultivable land transferred decreased by 200 decares.

Local administration of agricultural areas. Decares
2013Per cent
2012 - 20132008 - 2013
Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses, total9 636-10.6-35.5
Cultivated area5 620-14.4-28.9
Cultivable area4 016-4.6-43.0
Approved area for land reclamation14 5578.52.8

A total of 9 600 decares of cultivated and cultivable land was transferred to non-agricultural use in 2013. About 70 per cent of the municipalities reported transferring areas under the provision of the Land Act in 2013, compared to 40 per cent of the municipalities under the Planning and Building Act. Transfers under the provision of the Planning and Building Act represented 79 per cent of the transferred areas.

Most transferred to public traffic and residential areas

About 28 per cent of the area was transferred to the purpose public traffic areas and 27 per cent to residential areas, while 10 per cent was transferred to areas for leisure buildings and 10 per cent to business activity.

Land reclamation

The municipalities permitted land reclamation of 14 600 decares in 2013; an increase of 1 100 decares from the year before.