The Urban Planning Council met about Akamas, the Environment Department will be informed in the next few days
The Minister of Agriculture Kostas Kadis, Rural Development and Environment, Kostas Kadis, gave answers on the issue of Akamas, speaking during the assessment of the Ministry's work for the five years. Mr. Kadis announced that he supports the efforts of the Ministry of the Interior to publicize the Local Plan, expressing the hope that it will be done by the current government, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic.
He mentioned that yesterday there was a meeting of the Town Planning Council on the subject of the Local Plan. “So, if it reaches the Department of the Environment, the Department will assess whether what has reached it harmonizes and is compatible with the opinion and I think that if it is, we will proceed with the publication.”
At the same time, he expressed the intention to announce the compensatory measures together with the Local Plan. “The compensatory measures are being investigated, what we are doing is studying what other countries have done that had a similar problem and I believe that together with the Local Plan, the framework with the compensatory measures will be announced”.
In relation to the mobilisations of the Quarries, K. Kadis stated that the opinion of the Environmental Authority was specific and cannot be overturned. Therefore, he said, there cannot be a new quarry zone at the moment in the area of Androlikos. “What will be done is what is also mentioned in the Opinion and is what ETEK advises us, i.e. a further study of the possible effects of creating a quarry zone in the specific area, but also in other alternative positions, as well as other options, such as bringing no material from other regions”. He added that until these studies are done to find the best solution, the Ministry has indicated to the quarries a specific location within the existing quarry zone that will be licensed and will give them material and time to work.
Regarding with the National Forest Park, K. Kadis stated that projects worth 44 million euros have already begun, through which the experience of visitors will be improved, the biodiversity of the area will be preserved and benefits will be provided for the communities of the area.< /p>