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This Regional Law establishes the modalities for elaboration of land-use planning project containing land-use planning scheme, mapping of boundaries of land areas, land use restrictions, and the list of land-use planning arrangements.
This Regional Law establishes maximum land areas that can be allotted in ownership to citizens out of stock of public land for farming, gardening, horticulture, stockbreeding and suburban housing construction. Allocation of the aforesaid land parcels to citizens shall be performed by state executive body or local government. Maximum land areas shall be set forth as follows: (a) for farming – up to 150 ha of agricultural land; (b) for gardening and horticulture - up to 0,4 ha; (c) for stockbreeding – up to 10 ha; and (d) for suburban housing construction – up to 0,5 ha.
This Regional Law regulates relations regarding ensuring soil fertility of agricultural land, establishes plenary powers of regional state bodies, rights and duties of owners, landlords, land tenants and leaseholders of agriculturl land in the sphere of ensuring soil fertility of agricultural land and conservation of agricultural land.
This Order, made by the Minister under section 8A of the Land Tax Act, provides for the calculation of the amount of rebate allowed in respect of land under cultivation or otherwise used for agricultural purposes.
Implements: Land Tax Act. (2003)
This Regional Law delimits plenary powers between state regional bodies in the sphere of land relations.