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Number of municipal cultural heritage plans

Target

2.1 Losses of cultural monuments and sites will be minimised.

Indicator

Number of municipalities that have drawn up cultural heritage plans under the Planning and Building Act

Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency

Local government statistics show a general rise in the number of municipalities where cultural heritage plans have been adopted. About 200 municipalities now have updated cultural heritage plans (out of a total of 429 municipalities). However, it is worrying that over half of the Norwegian municipalities do not have sufficient knowledge of the cultural heritage within their boundaries, and that they have not adopted any plans to protect them.

The Directorate for Cultural Heritage provides support for drawing up municipal heritage plans as part of a programme for building up cultural heritage expertise in the municipalities.