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Soil bank of Vilafranca del Penedès

Banc de terres de Vilafranca del Penedès

Documentation:

http://www.vilafranca.cat

Country/region:

Catalonia

Year:

2011

Scope of application:

Municipal

Description:

The soil bank aims to promote the sale or lease of uncultivated or abandoned plots of agricultural land, as well as plots to be developed, in order to boost local agriculture by exploiting a valuable resource like agricultural soil, improving the landscape in the transition between urban land and non-developable land, preventing problems associated with peri-urban use (dumping of debris and waste, disorderly occupation, etc.) and finally increasing local production, employment and the economy. The soil bank works as a database of rural properties and land that may be used on one hand, and farmers that want to increase the size of their farms or people that want to take care of some garden plot on the other. Vilafranca del Penedès City Council's role is to put landowners in contact with potential users.

Source of funding:

Public and private

Promoting stakeholders:

City of Vilafranca del Penedès

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