The city should become greener, especially if it is continually being densified.
The Olching Urban Development Committee has voted with a narrow majority in favor of banning stone deserts and gravel gardens by statute.
Olching - Undeveloped areas on plots that do not serve as parking spaces and are not subject to any other building regulations should be planted with greenery.
In addition, there should be a tree quota: depending on the size of the area, so many trees have to be planted.
Design of the street scene
According to the building authority, this is primarily due to ecological reasons, but also to the design of the street scene.
In addition, according to the referendum “Save the bees” in 2019, not only agriculture should be made responsible.
Nothing new for Ingrid Jaschke (Greens).
Your group would have formulated a corresponding request two or three years ago.
At that time it would have been said that it was regulated anyway.
She welcomes the move: "Green and trees in the city are more and more important."
View to Groebenzell
Ulrike Girtner (ÖDP) drew a comparison.
The people in Olching would not adhere to the law on greening undeveloped areas, in contrast to Gröbenzell, where a tree protection ordinance applies.
“Cycle through Olching and Gröbenzell.
That’s where you’re going to get into a crisis. ”So you need a statute that stipulates this exactly.
Tomas Bauer from the CSU parliamentary group had a completely different opinion.
“Two thirds of this ordinance is superfluous.” The Bavarian building regulations already stipulate that the undeveloped areas of built-up properties remain water-absorbent and must be planted.
"We do not make any better decisions than the state parliament," declared Bauer.
And who controls?
The problem is implementation.
"Ms. Kulosa from the building authority will not be able to walk around and check." In other words: You can always regulate more, but for that reason alone nobody adheres to them.
He also warned of a "educational dictatorship" that would gradually lead to China.
"In the end everyone gets a bonus point for a tree."
Josef Gigl from the Free Voters Olching saw that too.
He was also against rock gardens.
“You should still give people the freedom to do what they do with their green spaces.” In addition, you don't have to regulate everything, you can rely on people's common sense.
And if you check the statutes, then please also other things: for example, whether everyone really pays dog tax.
The city council decides whether the statutes, which only apply to new buildings, come into force.
It will meet again on June 24th.
More green, more living space: City of FFB issues statutes against walls and stone deserts