Territories involved in Leader 2007-2013
BENEFICIARY TERRITORY OF THE COMMUNITARIAN INITIATIVE “AXIS IV LEADER APPROACH” IN THE PROVINCE OF GROSSETO
The territory of the Province of Grosseto, which is the widest one in Tuscany Region (4.505,78 square kilometres), has got very diverse environmental characteristics, which are divided according to the following percentages: 10% of the provincial territory is mountainous, another 10% is flat (mainly confined to the area of the Municipality of Grosseto) and the other 80% of the territory is hill; this latter can be fatherly subdivided in 35% of internal hill and 45% of littoral one. The abovementioned territory includes 28 Municipalities and three territorial associations (Comunità Montane): Amiata Grossetano, Colline del Fiora and dell’ Albegna and Colline Metallifere. 16 of these 28 Municipalities are located in the aforementioned territorial associations; apart from these 16 Municipalities, the Municipality of Sassetta must be considered as well because, even if it is located in the Province of Livorno, it belongs to the jurisdictional area of C.M. Colline Metallifere, as well as for the Municipality of Isola del Giglio, which belongs to the C.M. of Isola dell’Elba.
From a careful analysis of the eligible territorial context for the Communitarian Initiative “Axis IV Leader Approach”, the rural areas which attested by RDP 2007/13 (Rural Development Plan) methodology are the following ones:
Province of Grosseto
- Castiglione della Pescaia²
- Civitella Paganico¹
- Isola del Giglio¹
- Magliano in Toscana¹
- Monte Argentario (eligible for the Initiative in the census tract which goes n°25 to n°60)²
C.M. Amiata Grossetano
- Castel del Piano³
- Santa Fiora³
C.M. Colline del Fiora
C.M. Colline Metallifere
- Massa Marittima¹
- Monterotondo Marittimo¹
Distinction of the regions according to the attestation of rural areas provided by RDP 2007/13:¹ C2 Area
: in- between rural areas in decline.² C1 Area
: transitional in-between rural areas.³ D Area
: Rural areas with general development problems.
The level of progress achievable in the Province of Grosseto is strongly influenced by the specific disadvantages of a territory which is conditional by several factors such as, in particular: the morphological characters, the infrastructures, the history of the settlement and of the socio- economical local dynamics. Today, the disadvantaged areas which are located inside the Province of Grosseto, has almost 220.000 hectares, and they are mainly concentrated in the territories of Comunità Montane, with 77% of their surface. On the other hand, the territory of the Province of Grosseto is still not very changed in its peculiar environmental characteristics, thanks to the minimally invasive interventions in the different working sectors and thanks to targeted safeguard works (such as the birth of preserved natural reserve which have been supported, in part, by the former activated Communitarian Initiatives, such as Leader Plus, for instance) which enabled to preserve a high level of animal and plant biodiversity, that is the real wealth of the territory.