The Danish parliament agreed on new rules for coastal protection

New rules should make it easier for municipalities to kystsikre in spite of the complaints. A broad majority in the Danish Parliament has adopted an agreement

The Danish parliament agreed on new rules for coastal protection

New rules should make it easier for municipalities to kystsikre in spite of the complaints.

A broad majority in the Danish Parliament has adopted an agreement that will make it "easier to ensure people's homes and society's values faster".

The typing of the Environment and Food in a press release.

It happens after a case, where few complaints have slowed down the coasts of the Games the Bear on the island of Zealand.

In the case have individual complaints had slowed down a larger project, to ensure the Games the Bear with the floods. The area, which is located by the Roskilde Fjord, has been repeatedly flooded during the storms.

Therefore initiate the municipality of a larger project to secure the area against flooding.

Each local has, however, complained that the planned dyke to be 240 centimetres, and not as they want 220 centimeters.

Their complaints had a suspensive effect on the work, which is therefore not complete.

The new agreement will make it easier for municipalities to implement the type of projects in spite of the complaints.

- We will change the law so that it becomes possible to make an exception in special situations, such that coastal defence projects to protect the many property owners at once, not being significantly delayed as a result of the complaints, write the minister of the environment Lea Wermelin (S) in a press release.

Citizens ' right of redress in according to agreement removed only if there is "likelihood of repeated flooding and/or erosion within a short number of years".

- of course, It is incredibly important that the citizens can complain, get involved and have an impact on construction projects. This applies only in really serious situations.

- We are facing with climate change, which means that we may have to say in some situations that the majority of security outweigh the possibility for individuals to complain about anything, as we will need to get done, says miljøordfører for the Social democrats Mette Gjerskov and continues:

- I think it is the most constricted act I've ever seen. It is wrapped completely, that it is only under very exceptional circumstances, the right to remedy can be removed.

It is planned that the agreement must be for a bill that will be sent in consultation before christmas, and can be adopted as soon as possible.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 01:00

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