Conversion of agricultural and forest land to other purposes in the context of land protection: Evidence from Polish experience
Krystyna Kurowska , Hubert Kryszk , Renata Marks-Bielska , Monika Mika , Przemysław Leń
AbstractThe protection of agricultural land and forests is a relatively new concept in Poland, and it began with forest protection in the 1920s. The ﬁrst regulations on the protection of agricultural land were introduced only in the 1960s. Agricultural land and forests received comprehensive protection pursuant to the provisions of the Act of 26 October 1977 on the protection of agricultural land, forests and land recultivation. This legal act set the foundations for the protection of farmland and forests in successive decades. The aim of this study was to determine the inﬂuence of farmland and forest protection on spatial planning and to highlight theloss of agricultural and forest landresulting fromconversion to otherpurposes. Legalregulations pertaining to spatial planning and the protection of agricultural and land forests were analysed. The scale of the problem was identiﬁed, and future land-use typeswere forecast based on the data developed by Statistics Poland (GUS). The existing spatial plans (municipal master plan - MMP) were analysed to determine the conversion loss index (CLI) associated with the conversion of agricultural land and forests to other uses. Legal regulations pertaining to the protection of agricultural land and forests were also analysed, and the extent of the relevant conversion measures was determined. The study demonstrated that urban development and the inevitable urbanization of rural areas contribute to the loss of agricultural and forest land that are converted to other uses.
|Journal series||Land Use Policy, ISSN 0264-8377, e-ISSN 1873-5754, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Agricultural land, Forests, Spatial planning, Land protection, Land use conversion|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.678; : 2017 = 3.194 (2) - 2017=3.662 (5)|
|Licencja||Pdf dostępny na stronie wydawnictwa 3.06.2020|
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