The aim of this thesis is to analyze the rational land use according to the land usage factor in the village called Sevnica, more precisely in the area of Drožanjska road and the village of Log. We were interested in the possibilities of development of these two settlements within the boundaries, that is, how much of empty space there is available, how much space can be built upon or densified on the new vacant building lands, and how much within the existing built-up building lands. We also determined the compensations for change of usage of agricultural land after changes and amendments of Agricultural Land Act. Introductorily, we have presented a rational land use and land usage factors in the law regulations. In our calculations, the land usage factors of areas that are underground are not included because this information was not available.
We found that within the area of the building land in question there are building plots with low usage factors (from 0 to 0,4) and vacant building lands on which it is possible to build and with that it is also possible to densify building sites and thus to use the land more efficiently. The availability of this lands for the building purposes was not taken into consideration. However, we believe that already in the process of planning the possibilities of building, designing of building plots and land use policy
instruments within existing settlements on the basis of calculated or assumed factors of usage could be analyzed. With a more rational use of land and smaller building plots, with a lower compensation due to conversion of agricultural land, construction costs could be lower, as well.