This is an archived release.
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.
|2012 - 2013||2008 - 2013|
|Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses, total||9 636||-10.6||-35.5|
|Cultivated area||5 620||-14.4||-28.9|
|Cultivable area||4 016||-4.6||-43.0|
|Approved area for land reclamation||14 557||8.5||2.8|
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.
The municipalities permitted land reclamation of 14 600 decares in 2013; an increase of 1 100 decares from the year before.