Rural development is going in the direction of multifunctionality. Areas lo-cated within the impact of the great and big cities are eminently suited. They have already become the scene of dynamic changes from a dozen years. This transfor-mation causes both positive and negative effects.
The most important positive effects may include: improving the demographic structure of the population of areas, differentiation of jobs, increase of the mu-nicipalities budget, development of technical and social infrastructure. The most blatant negative effects include: transformation in the social, spatial and environ-mental sphere (especially impoverishment of environmental resources). Negative effects are expressed in the increase of social and spatial conflicts and they are a result of disturbances in the existing social and spatial order, harmony between a man and the environment.