A big bang in the Emter expansion: The city of Schongau is taking legal action against the approval issued by the Upper Bavarian government for the early start of construction.
The city council decided that in its latest session behind closed doors.
- Already in July the city of Schongau expressed its concerns about the planned expansion of the Emter company in Altenstadt.
As reported, another drying plant for sewage sludge is to be built on the company premises on the B 472.
In its statement to the government of Upper Bavaria as part of the approval process, the city vehemently rejected the project at the time.
They feared the additional odor emissions from the new system, which could hinder future urban development.
In support of this, reference was made to an existing report, according to which the permissible immission quotas were almost exhausted.
Government of Upper Bavaria allows premature construction work
It did not bring the hoped-for success, as it now turns out.
As the city announced in a press release on Friday, the statement did not lead to any other assessment by the government of Upper Bavaria.
In the meantime, the authorities have given Emter permission to start construction work early - even before the actual immission control permit was issued.
This is justified with the "public interest and the legitimate interest of the applicant in the early start of the measures", according to the city.
Specifically, this involves the construction of a hall for the plant technology of the sewage sludge drying plant, a hall extension to the existing plant for the plant technology of the so-called vapor condensation and heat recovery as well as the necessary development work.
City council decides to appeal against the decision
Because of this, from the city's point of view, more than unpleasant development, the city council again dealt with the Emter case last Tuesday and discussed the further course of action behind closed doors.
The result: Because the government had insufficiently considered Schongau's arguments, the city council decided to bring an action against the decision at the Bavarian Administrative Court, said Schongau's Second Mayor Daniela Puzzovio on Friday, on behalf of Town Hall Chief Falk Sluyterman.
According to the city, Emter boss Johann Emter has already been informed of the lawsuit.
The factory tour, including a personal exchange, to which he invited the city council, is expected to take place independently of this in autumn.
Johann Emter had rejected the city's allegations in an interview with the SN at the end of July.
He could not understand the perception that the Emter system carries bad smells into the Schongau residential areas in westerly winds.
"At Emter, zero emissions go out."
Two young drivers collided head-on in the roundabout in Schongau on Thursday.
This was preceded by a wild overtaking maneuver.