Brest authorities believe that compaction of city center is not a matter of public interest

2013 2013-06-14T16:11:48+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Brest Regional Executive Committee responded to protests by residents of Karbyshau Street who are unhappy with the plans to build a seven-story building in their yard.

The authors of the appeal to the authorities believe that the emergence of yet another high-rise apartment building on this limited area in the city center will worsen the living conditions. The residents also complain about the failure of the authorities to hold a public discussion athwart the legal requirements.

However, as it follows from the reply signed by the deputy head of the executive committee Viktar Sakouski, there are no violations in the plans to construct a new house and according to a ruling of the Brest City Executive Committee the developer is not obliged to hold a public discussion, and may confine hinself to presenting the normative documents to the initiative group of citizens, which was done.

As it is also stated in the answer, the construction of the new house doesn't concern the interests of the people who live nearby, as it will be held on a site which wasn't used as a recreation zone. What concerns the places to park vehicles, children's playgrounds and landscaping – all this was included in the project and will be done after the completion of the contruction works.

The authors of the appeal are dissatisfied with such conclusions of the local authorities are going to appeal the decision about hte beginning of the constructionin other state bodies.