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Wood storage area: the tablecloth between the WBV and the municipality of Eschenlohe is cut up


The forest owners' association Ammer-Loisach and the community of Eschenlohe fell out. The conflict is about the central wood storage area of ​​the WBV. A new lease did not come about.

The forest owners' association Ammer-Loisach and the community of Eschenlohe fell out.

The conflict is about the central wood storage area of ​​the WBV.

A new lease did not come about.

  • The community of Eschenlohe and the forest owners association Ammer-Loisach (WBV) are in a clinch.

  • It's about the central storage area of ​​the WBV.

  • A new lease did not come about, so the WBV now needs a new storage space.


- For around 30 years, the Ammer-Loisach Forest Owners Association (WBV) had a central storage location near Eschenlohe.

It is located between the B 2 and the motorway at the level of the Blauänger industrial park.

But now there is hardly any wood left there.

The contract with the municipality of Eschenlohe, which owns the area, expired at the end of 2020.

There was no extension.

The parties could not agree.

Or: The WBV did not accept the conditions of the community.

It went differently than expected

One day, WBV managing director Thomas Grebenstein and chairman Felix Wörmann were sitting at a table with Mayor Anton Kölbl (CSU) and treasurer Christoph Gratz to discuss the matter.

“We thought that a consensus had been established that both sides could live with,” says Grebenstein.

In the submitted lease, however, something else was stated.

Wörmann says: “We thought we were on the right track.” But then things turned out differently.

"That is very bitter because we need the space necessary."

Large lease area

To date, the WBV had leased 14,000 square meters and, according to Grebenstein, used 12,000 square meters, parts of which were sub-leased.

For example to the Bavarian State Forests.

WBV wanted a long-term solution

The offer from the municipality was now that WBV could lease 2,600 square meters for 1,400 euros a year - initially until the end of 2022. In the past, the term was much more generous.

A contract ran from 2004 to 2018. It was then extended by two years.

"We would have wanted a long-term solution," says Grebenstein.

Area is too small for the WBV

In Wörmann's opinion, 2,600 square meters are “unacceptable”, because you need a larger area if an emergency occurs in the form of a severe storm.

2600 square meters were “not enough at the back and front”.

The WBV did not like the end of the contract on December 31.

Because of the energy wood, the self-help organization, which has almost 1000 members and is based in Murnau, would have liked a contract that ends on April 30th.

"Until December 31st, that doesn't help us," emphasizes Grebenstein.

An annoyed mayor

In a nutshell: WBV and municipality did not come to a common denominator.

Mayor Anton Kölbl (CSU) is visibly annoyed by the whole issue.

"" That really hurts me.

The community says what's going on there, and not the WBV.

They pretend that this is their property. ”The WBV people have a“ wrong perception ”.

So far, the municipality has paid on top.

Because she has to pay for the road and bridge maintenance.

Kölbl asks: “Why should the municipality subsidize the WBV?” So far, it has used almost 3000 square meters and has leased the rest.

In his opinion, the rent of 1400 euros is “dirt cheap”.

The WBV would have got the space “for an apple and an egg”.

Kölbl justifies the fact that the organization was only offered a short-term contract by stating that it would enable the community to react better to developments.

Kölbl's warning

What bothers him: According to his words, the community has repeatedly pointed out a dangerous place to the WBV: a wall on a heap of wood chips.

“It can collapse,” warns the mayor.

There are allotments nearby, and Kölbl believes that children are at risk.

Grebenstein says the WBV has pointed this out to entrepreneurs fetching material.

Municipality leases part of state forests

The municipality has now leased part of the area to the Bavarian State Forests, while the municipality wants to use another part for its own purposes.

Areas for storm wood

If there is a lot of storm wood, other areas can also be provided, says Kölbl.

The community would not oppose wood storage in an emergency.

WBV needs new storage space

In any case, the WBV has to look for another central storage location.

“It won't be easy,” says chairman Wörmann.

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Source: merkur

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