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Decision of principle: Bad Wiessee requires hotel investors to build staff apartments

2021-07-29T08:20:44.256Z

Numerous hotels are under construction and planning on the Tegernsee. But what is missing are affordable housing for staff. The municipality of Bad Wiessee no longer wants to see this.



Numerous hotels are under construction and planning on the Tegernsee.

But what is missing are affordable housing for staff.

The municipality of Bad Wiessee no longer wants to see this.

Bad Wiessee

- Bad Wiessee knows the situation well enough: On the other hand, investors who receive building permits from the municipality for their accommodation facilities are very cautious when it comes to creating living space.

Here they see the general public as having a duty.

And this even though tourism companies in particular are often very staff-intensive.

In order to counteract this, the Wiesse municipal council has now passed a fundamental decision in a closed session.

It says: Future investors who want to build their hotels here must also build an appropriate number of staff apartments.

For many employees in the tourism sector, housing is unaffordable

Bad Wiessee wants to solve a dilemma with it.

As the municipality explains in a press release, the apartments on the free market on the Tegernsee are unaffordable for quite a few employees in the tourism sector.

“As a result, some employees have long journeys, which is problematic in terms of transport policy.

If someone loses their job, they find themselves in an economically difficult situation which, under certain circumstances, can also lead to homelessness. "

Investors knock on the community to request housing

Some investors would ask the municipality to create additional living space for staff housing.

"The impression arises that this suggestion is intended to privatize profits and socialize costs," the community makes clear.

She also emphasizes that the municipal company (KU) founded specifically for the construction of municipal housing does not have the primary purpose of “providing staff housing, but rather to create living space for locals”.

Duty to build housing is stipulated in the contract

From the administration's point of view, it was time to oblige companies to take on greater social responsibility for their employees - in other words: to create living space for their employees.

This should always be mandatory if the investors ask the municipality for additional building permits for an accommodation facility.

The obligation is to be ensured through the creation of project-related development plans and the associated implementation contract.

A corresponding passage is to be anchored in the contract in future.

According to the decision of the municipal council, “a specific and appropriate ratio between the number of rooms to be rented and the number of staff apartments to be built” must be provided.

A staff house has already been built at the Hotel Bussi Baby

According to the municipality, the decision in principle should apply “to all future construction projects for the establishment of accommodation establishments not yet known to the municipality”.

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Source: merkur

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