New rules may be introduced for enabling
agricultural land to be used for non-agricultural purposes –
typically, the construction of buildings.
The proposed changes are contained in a government
bill currently under discussion and would significantly increase
the fees for exempting agricultural land from the ban on
For the best quality land, the fees would rise from
an average of c. CZK 70,000/ha to an average of c. CZK 975,000/ha.
For land of lower quality, the increase would be less.
Residential projects would continue to be exempt
from the fees where they are developed on land designated for such
purposes by municipal zoning plans.
The proposed new rules would also simplify the
process of exempting undeveloped land within municipalities, as
well as simplifying and making partial changes to the
responsibilities of agricultural land protection authorities.
Law: Act No. 344/1992 Coll., on the Protection of
Agricultural Land Fund