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Increase in land reclamation
The municipalities permitted land reclamation of 18 600 decares in 2014; an increase of 4 000 decares from the year before.
|2013 - 2014||2009 - 2014|
|Agricultural area transferred to non-agricultural uses, total||9 987||3.6||-23.2|
|Cultivated area||5 710||1.6||-31.3|
|Cultivable area||4 277||6.5||-8.8|
|Approved area for land reclamation||18 572||27.6||22.6|
The counties of Hedmark and Oppland permitted 3 100 and 2 700 decares of the total area of land reclamation respectively, while Rogaland permitted 2 200 decares and Sør-Trøndelag 1 700 decares.
Increased conversion of cultivable land
Norwegian municipalities permitted the transfer of 5 700 decares of cultivated land and 4 300 decares of cultivable land to non-agricultural use in 2014. The area of cultivable land transferred increased by 300 decares from the previous year, while the area of cultivated land was almost the same as the year before.
A total of 10 000 decares of cultivated and cultivable land was transferred to non-agricultural use in 2014. About 76 per cent of the municipalities reported transferring areas under the provision of the Land Act in 2014, as compared to 44 per cent of the municipalities under the Planning and Building Act. Transfers under the provision of the Planning and Building Act represented 81 per cent of the transferred areas.
About 34 per cent of the cultivated area was transferred to the purpose residential areas and leisure buildings, 21 per cent to public traffic areas and 20 per cent to business activity.