In Île-de-France, barren land represents half the surface area of ​​Paris

The Île-de-France barren land represents approximately 3,500 hectares. The average surface area reaches 1.3 hectares and the maximum surface area exceeds 100 hectares.

barren land The approximately 3,500 hectares recorded in Île-de-France or represent almost half of the surface area of ​​Paris, the Institute of the Paris Region (IPR) has revealed in its latest observatory of Île-de-France barren lands. Places that are “abandoned, obsolete and have lost their use or function, are no longer maintained, appear derelict”, wastelands become the focus of development stakeholders as available land becomes scarce, notes the IPR, which launched its own observatory in 2021.

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According to the institute, at the end of 2023, approximately 2,703 vacant lots of more than 100 square meters have been identified in Île-de-France, including more than 800 in Paris and the inner suburbs, specifically for building permit filings. , depends on feedback. From pilot communities and partners of the region’s wasteland scheme. The average surface area reaches 1.3 hectares and the maximum surface area exceeds 100 hectares. Overall figures are “stable”, although there has been a “renewal of about 10% per year” over the past three years. “In total, about 600 hectares of new wasteland have appeared and an equal number have disappeared,” the IPR underlines, while about 800 hectares of wasteland have been or are being reclassified.

housing and industry

Over the past year, researchers have observed “the reemergence of logistics wastelands and the appearance of new industrial wastelands.” By area, barren lands are primarily associated with housing. And industry. They are more present in Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines as well as in Val-d’Oise, Seine-Saint-Denis and Essonne.

“Given their characteristics (…) it may also be better to favor urban renewal actions or, on the contrary, to dewater and renovate them to respond to environmental challenges (…) to preserve those which have re-wilded themselves or even rehabilitated to agricultural areas”, the study underlines.

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