prototype land use transformation on 2 x 2 km (400 ha)
With the current land use of the transition areas, 80 to 90% of the land is used for intensive agriculture, the rest for low-density housing. The new prototype assumes that the existing villages will remain. The agricultural land, 320 ha, is being transformed into 4 types of forest.
1. a 1 km wide buffer zone around the Natura 2000 area.
2. 50 ha residential forest with 500 homes.
3. about 70 ha of production forest, needed to make the houses from wood.
4. the remaining area becomes food forest, fruit growing farm or is used for extensive agriculture.