Pressure too great: chemical company buries expansion plans
Created: 09/27/2022, 16:17
By: Günter Hiel
Chemical plant on the banks of the Isar: United Initiators in Pullach.
© Andrea Kästle
Yesterday, the Pullach-based chemical company United Initiators shattered its plans to expand the storage facility for organic peroxides and thus modernize the logistics, “Big Wings”, not with a big bang, but more with a small deflagration.
- The company has decided "to refrain from our plans for the time being," Andreasutsch, Managing Director of United Initiators GmbH, is quoted as saying in a press release. "Even if the criticism surrounding our planned warehouse expansion is increasingly driven by misrepresentations and misleading," sent he ahead.
Citizens' initiative to protect the Isar valley fought resolutely against the plans
A citizens' initiative "Protection of the Isar Valley" had fought resolutely against the plans, had initiated a referendum that the majority of the municipal council had rejected as inadmissible, whereas the initiative had in turn complained to the administrative court;
the decision is still pending.
In view of the civil protests, the company wants to “equalize the tense situation”
The company, which has been based in Pullach for 111 years, has now retired itself.
"The reasons for this are the ongoing ambiguities in relation to the intended development plan, the duration of the procedure and the concerns expressed by the residents of Pullach," the statement said.
Around three years ago, the municipal council decided to reorganize the development plan in response to the application from United Initiators.
The company continues to strive to meet the goals developed together with the community.
"At the same time, the company takes the concerns of the public seriously and would like to take this step to rectify the tense situation."
Mayor Susanne Millennium (Greens) wants to "calmly" examine the new situation
Mayor Susanne Millennium (Greens) sees "no reason to get excited".
You have to "calmly" think about the new situation, she told the Munich Merkur.
In an urban planning contract, for example, the municipality had negotiated an area for the recycling center, the Isartaler Tisch and the geothermal energy center from the company.
What about it now?
And with the referendum?
There's a lot to think about.