Building Land Register – an Important Step towards Effective Space Management

Černič, Barbara (2023) Building Land Register – an Important Step towards Effective Space Management. LET IT GROW, LET US PLAN, LET IT GROW. Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Resilient Smart Green and Blue Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2023, 28th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 985-992. ISSN 2521-3938

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Space is a limited natural resource that is subject to many pressures, such as the expansion of building land to agricultural land, whereas building land within settlements often remains vacant and unused. The reasons for this are the many constraints to the development of these areas, such as inadequate plots and ownership structures, inadequate communal infrastructure, or the dilapidation of this infrastructure, which needs to be renovated (MES PILOT, 2022). Currently, there is no adequate register of building land and its properties in Slovenia, which would provide insights into the current state of the land and provide a basis for the implementation of land policy instruments. As a result, spatial planning is not in line with the principles of sustainability as defined in the Slovenian spatial planning legislation; that is, the treatment of space as a limited good that requires comprehensive treatment, coordination, and management of its social, environmental, and economic aspects (Spatial Planning Act - ZUreP-3). The lack of data is reflected in the reckless direction of settlement and placement of investments, whithout taking into account the possible acitvation of empty building land, possibility of revitalisation of brownfields, and without foreseeing possible negative impact on the living and natural environment. In response to the described problem of urban management in the country, the idea of creating a systematically regulated spatial data record, called The Building land Register, was developed. The Building land Register contains data on the existing state of built-up land and vacant building land. Based on the properties of the land, it will be possible to determine the presence of degradation of the built-up land; therefore it will be possible to identify areas where, by activating the already occupied space, its functionality would be restored. According to their characteristics, vacant building land is classified into land development phases, which define the possibility of actual land construction. Spatial planing Act (ZUreP-3) defines five cetegories of land development phases: 1 – unbuildable land, 2 – spatially disordered land, 3 – building land without urban ifrastructure provided, 4 – unorganized buildable land and 5 – buildable land. In order to classify land into these five categories, it is necessary to know the current state of communal infrastructure, planned spatial development, and limitations in space (ZUreP-3, explanation to Article 142.) Establishing Building land Register is the first step in effective urban management at all levels (local, regional, and national). To achieve this goal, collaboration of all levels of urban management is necessary, in addition to providing high-quality data about the building land. This article states the reasons for the establishment of the Building land Register, the importance of data in the management processes of space, the content of the Building land Register and the method of its establishment provided for in the Slovenian spatial legislation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: development phases of vacant building land, actual use of built-up land, building land register, land policy, urban management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 16:33
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 17:32

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