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Less construction activity along the shoreline


3.1 Everyone will have the opportunity to take part in outdoor recreation as a healthy and environmentally sound leisure activity that provides a sense of well-being both in their local communities and further afield in the countryside.


Trend in public access to the 100-metre belt along the shoreline
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Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency

There has been less construction in the 100-metre belt along the shoreline in recent years. For Norway as a whole, the number of new buildings constructed along the shoreline dropped by almost 20 % from 2005 to 2013.

According to figures from Statistics Norway, construction activity in the 100-metre belt along the shoreline was lower in most counties in 2013 than in 2012. The only exceptions were Nord-Trøndelag and Vestfold, where construction activity increased.

In 2013, Hordaland was still the county with most construction activity along the shoreline, although there has been a considerable decrease in the last few years. The largest numbers of new buildings within the 100-metre belt along the shoreline are now being constructed outside built-up areas, and the majority of these buildings are holiday homes.