The assessment of the effects of the land consolidation in Borek village in con-junction with A4 motorway construction works

key words: land consolidation, land spatial structure

Summary:

The article presents the assessment of land consolidation works carried out in the area which is part of the Borek village located in the Rzezawa commune, bocheński district. The land consolidation works in this area were conducted in connection with A4 motorway construction works (Kraków-Tarnów). The motor-way cut into the land layout of the village in its southern area. The land consoli-dation works included 246 ha, which accounts for 26% of the whole area of the village. Currently (March, 2012) the base works on geodetic land consolidation plan have been completed, which allowed for carrying out analyses verifying the planned objectives and comparing the land layouts before and after land consoli-dation. However, the real completion of land layout reorganization depends on the completion of investments accompanying the land consolidation plan that includes building new elements of transport network.
Before the land consolidation process the area of Borek was characterized by a genuinely disadvantageous spatial structure, including mainly vast, compact areas detached from the agricultural transport road network and the domination of excessively elongated plots of land. For the above-mentioned reasons, among others, a big part of the village, including the area cut by the motorway, has not been used for agricultural purposes.
The results of land consolidation works should be assessed as beneficial. Particularly, the phenomena of land plots with no road access and their disadvan-tageous shape were eliminated, although it was done via an increase in the number of registered plots in this area. Despite these positive effects, there is
a thesis stating that the Borek village lacks grounds to be approved for land con-solidation works of infrastructural character. Firstly, it is due to the lack of sub-stantial deterioration in spatial structure related to the planned motorway. Sec-ondly, it is due to practical disappearance of farming in the area.

 

 

Citation:

Janus J. 2012. The assessment of the effects of the land consolidation in Borek village in con-junction with A4 motorway construction works. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2012/ 03 (1 (Mar 2012))