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Nine of ten applications for exemptions approved

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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.

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Number of approved applications for new buildings along the Norwegian coast
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Are we moving in the right direction? Published by the Norwegian Environment Agency

The number of applications for exemptions from the general ban on construction in the 100-metre belt along the shoreline seems to vary with construction activity.

The municipalities received growing numbers of applications for exemptions for construction along the shoreline in the period 2006-2010. According to calculations by Statistics Norway, based on local government statistics, the number of applications for exemptions rose from around 1200 to 1500 per year in this five-year period. Most applications were approved.

Since 2010, there has been some decrease in the number of applications, in line with the trend in construction activity. However, the proportion of applications that are approved has been rising, and reached almost nine of ten in 2014.