New large areas are granted for photovoltaics in the Municipality of Kozani
Following the publication of the Morning Speech http://www.prlogos.gr/regarding the future installation of photovoltaic parks at the location "Platanos" in T.K.. Oinois, but also the reactions of the residents of T.K.. Messiani of the Municipality of Serbia regarding the installation of photovoltaic parks in a forest area at the location "Mana water", The Municipal Movement conducted a relevant investigation to determine whether there are other areas within the boundaries of the Municipality of Kozani, which are characterized by the Tariff Committee, acting in accordance with the applicable legal framework, as forest or grassland at the request of companies so as to proceed with the construction of photovoltaic parks of single or fragmented. In this process and despite the fact that the areas are within the limits of our Municipality, the Law does not require the opinion of the services of the Municipality, as a result, these areas and the corresponding planning are unknown to the Municipality and the citizens and there are no reciprocal benefits to the local community..
The Municipal Movement "Kozani A Place to Live" demonstrating a responsible attitude proposed the findings of this research to be discussed in the Municipal Council so that everyone is informed and decided by the highest body of democratic planning of our Municipality, whether the Municipality should take action defending its legal interests, since these decisions pave the way for New area of photovoltaic park facilities 6.775 acres!
Unfortunately our request was denied, without sufficient justification in our opinion, by the President of the Municipal Council and therefore was not discussed in the Municipal Council.
In order to be fully informed of our fellow citizens, we announce the request, as submitted to the City Council, after issues so serious should be highlighted and not overlooked with formal excuses.
1. Mrs. Toumpoulidou Noula, President of the Municipal Council
2. Secretariat of the Municipal Council
Theme: Discussion of an urgent issue off the agenda at the meeting of the Municipal Council of Kozani on 17-3-2021
Following decisions of the Tariff Committee of the Decentralized Administration of Epirus – Δυτικής Μακεδονίας περί καθορισμού ειδικότερου χαρακτηρισμού έκτασης παρατηρούμε ότι μετά από αίτημα εταιριών μεγάλες εκτάσεις εντός των ορίων του Δήμου Κοζάνης χαρακτηρίζονται ως δασικές ή χορτολιβαδικές έτσι ώστε να μπορούν να χρησιμοποιηθούν για την εγκατάσταση φωτοβολταϊκών πάρκων. The specific areas are public with the result that the opinion of the Municipality of Kozani is not officially required.
Please be introduced as a matter of urgency for discussion off the agenda at the next Municipal Council on 17-3-2021 issue of actions, which must be carried out by the Municipality of Kozani regarding the use of the following forest and grassland areas which are mentioned in the table.
|a / a||Company||Location||Forest (acres)||Grassland (acres)||Commission decision||Date of Decision|
|1.||COMPANY 1||Flower-Blacksmith||2.762,96||15,02||29 of 2020||30/7/2020|
|2.||COMPANY 2||Irons – Livera||708,46||637,879||30 of 2020||30/7/2020|
|3.||COMPANY 3||Winged – Oinoi||839,066||0||45 of 2020||9/12/2020|
|4.||COMPANY 4||Irons – Pontokomi||518,001||23,982||1 of 2021||2/2/2021|
|5.||COMPANY 5||Oinoi||128,785||0||2 of 2021||2/2/2021|
|6.||COMPANY 6||Kozani-Eordea||1.141,53||0,00||4 of 2021||2/2/2021|
The urgency of our request lies in the fact that the deadline for submitting objections to the cases 4, 5 and 6 expires on Friday 19/3/2021, since in accordance with the decisions “Against this decision, An appeal may be lodged before the Forest Technical Council by anyone with a legal interest within forty-five (45) days. "
Please for your own actions.