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Soil | Agriculture

Land use reduction

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We need to reduce the amount of land that we pave over. To do this, innovative concepts should be developed that allow for efficient and environmentally sound land use for homes, businesses, industrial and commercial areas, public buildings, sport and recreational areas, roads, shipping and aviation. read more

Soil | Agriculture

Tradable land planning permits

Tradable land planning permits

The purpose of tradable land planning permits is to control the use of new land for settlement and transport. Municipalities would be restricted in developing greenfield land outside of existing built-up areas for new settlement and transport projects. The UBA is currently conducting a countrywide pilot project with selected municipalities. read more


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