Agricultural, forestry and environmental land development, applicable to undeveloped rural properties: What does the french law provide?
In its decision No. 459046, of 02/14/2023, the Council of State, 7th chamber, had to recall the supervision of agricultural, forestry and environmental land development, applicable to undeveloped rural properties.
- It is done by means of a new distribution of parceled and dispersed plots : Article L123-1 of the French Rural and Maritime Fishing Code.
Its main aim, through the creation of rural farms in one piece or in large, well-grouped plots, is to improve the agricultural exploitation of the property subject to it. It must also have as its object the rural development of the perimeter in which it is implemented and may allow, within this perimeter, the use of plots with a natural, agricultural or forestry vocation with a view to preserving the environment.
Unless agreed by interested owners and operators, the new subdivision cannot extend the average distance of the land from the center of main exploitation, except to the extent necessary for parcel regrouping.
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