Cultural heritage - Security zones
Paragraph 6 of the Cultural Heritage Act describes security zones accordingly: "Around an automatically protected monument or site as described in Section 4 a zone shall extend from the visible or known perimeter as far as necessary to protect it from disturbance as described in Section 3, first paragraph. The area shall be delimited in each case by the authority appointed under the Act. Until an area as described in the first paragraph has been specifically delimited, it shall comprise a zone extending 5 metres from the visible perimeter of the monument or site." The security zone is meant to protect the automatically protected monuments’ integrity and placement in the landscape, and prevent encroachment and irreversible destruction as described in the Cultural heritage act, section 3, first paragraph. The security zone is part of the automatically protected monument or site, and will be considered as such in questions of permits.
Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority
Owner: Directorate for Cultural Heritage
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