This is how a re-rounding takes place

Redistribution means that the entire property division is changed into larger contiguous areas. Here is an account of how a redistribution takes place - from the application for redistribution to the decision on the property formation.

What does the process look like?

Before a re-rounding can begin, the conditions for carrying it out are examined. The County Administrative Board carries out the preparatory work in collaboration with Lantmäteriet . By doing preparatory work, the county administrative board investigates whether there are conditions for redeveloping a certain area where landowners have shown interest in this.

The purpose of the preparatory work is to provide both landowners and authorities with increased knowledge of the affected area.

In the brochure Re-rounding - this is how we do it now! (new window), produced by the County Administrative Board Dalarna in collaboration with Lantmäteriet and the Swedish Forest Agency, you can read more about the redistribution process.

What is the basis for a redistribution?

In order for a redistribution to take place, an application for redistribution from one or more landowners must be submitted to Lantmäteriet . If an application is received, Lantmäteriet must test whether the re-rounding can be allowed. This is done through a boat investigation and an opinion poll.

Boat investigation - a profit for property owners

The boat investigation is a financial test. In order for the redevelopment to be carried out, there must be a profit for the property owners. The value of the properties after the re-rounding must be higher than the total sum of the value before the re-rounding and the costs incurred in connection with the re-rounding.

Opinion poll - the majority must agree

It is also required that majority of the landowners do not oppose the redistribution in order for it to be carried out. In the opinion poll, Lantmäteriet considers how many landowners express that they are against a redevelopment, what reasons they have and what area they together represent.

The permit decision is made by Lantmäteriet

If there is boating, a profit, and not most of the landowners oppose a redevelopment, Lantmäteriet make a permit decision and the re-rounding can be carried out. If there is no boat, or there is general resistance, Lantmäteriet decides that the re-rounding should be canceled. The decision can be appealed to the Land and Environment Court. This applies both if the decision means that the redistribution is to be carried out or if it is canceled.

What happens when the permit decision is ready?

The following happens when the decision is ready:

Decision on stopping felling.

When the permit decision becomes final, the National Land Survey decides to stop felling; a ban on deforestation. The reason for the felling stop is that the forest stands must be inventoried. The ban covers all deforestation, regardless of dimension.

The felling stop continues until the re-rounding gains legal force. The felling stop usually lasts 3-4 felling seasons.

Anyone who fires with firewood can apply for a dispensation from Lantmäteriet for wood cutting (always granted for housing needs). Clear felling, soil preparation, planting and clearing may be carried out, but must be reported to the National Land Survey so that the forest valuation can be adjusted.

The landowners' wishes are collected

All landowners are given the opportunity to tell Lantmäteriet where they want their new forest holding located. In addition to the location of the land, the request may refer to other changes in ownership that are suitable to handle in connection with the redevelopment.

It can, for example, be a joint ownership that is to change, if several small properties are to be merged into larger units or if large units are to be divided into smaller ones, more on that later.

Inventory and forest assessment begin

When the date for felling has passed, the inventory begins. It is done through aerial photography, laser scanning, and control of all stocks in the field.

The inventory forms the basis for the forest valuation that is made, where each landowner's holdings (area, volume and value) are compiled. The forest valuation then forms the basis for the distribution of the new land holding.

A new property division is being developed

Based on the landowners' wishes, a new property division is being developed. The landowners receive a proposal for new parcels on which they have the opportunity to comment.

The parcel plan is then adjusted. Lantmäteriet strives to ensure that as many landowners as possible have their wishes met. When the new property division is complete, the new boundaries are drawn out on the ground and measured.

Decisions on property formation are made

When all measures are ready in the redevelopment, a decision on property formation is made according to the final parcel plan. A financial settlement is also made for all landowners who show how much everyone should pay or receive in compensation in connection with the total forest value changing. Maps and descriptions of all plots are drawn up and the re-rounding is completed.

It takes about four years from the permit decision until a decision on a new subdivision of property can be made. If the redistribution is appealed, the time will be considered in court.

Read more about redistribution and take a look at frequently asked questions and answers

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