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Lengdorfer worries about containers for refugees

2023-03-25T08:23:27.408Z


The Lengdorf municipal council is debating container accommodation that a private builder is planning on Furtarner Weg. As an alternative, the committee proposes an area at the Thann-Matzbach train station.


The Lengdorf municipal council is debating container accommodation that a private builder is planning on Furtarner Weg.

As an alternative, the committee proposes an area at the Thann-Matzbach train station.

Lengdorf

– In Lengdorf, too, people are currently thinking about possible refugee accommodation.

In order to prevent the construction of a container facility on Furtarner Weg, the municipality is considering converting a little-used part of the Park&Ride facility at the Thann-Matzbach train station into a parking space.

Roland Altmann (CSU/BB) emphasized that it is not about preventing asylum accommodation.

"Lengdorf is not an opponent of refugees, but the location on the Isen is not possible." His question, "What should we do if the district office overrules us?" remained unanswered at the meeting.

The background is a building application that the municipality had refused the municipal agreement in 2020.

The applicant wanted to erect a building on stilts on a 1000 square meter plot in the specified flood area on Furtarner Weg - the municipality refused for reasons of flood protection.

Basic building regulations - the application did not provide for a construction window - spoke against it.

Now the town hall has learned that the property owner wants to set up containers for 50 refugees on the property.

However, the municipality has not yet received a concrete planning application.

After a long discussion, the municipal council decided in the meeting on Thursday to first wait for the building application before long-term building rights for residential containers were created on the municipal area at the Park&Ride facility in order to then offer the area to the district office.

Hermine Spiegl (SPD/LOS) criticized the attitude of the authorities.

She referred to the legal basis that asylum accommodation has fewer requirements than ordinary buildings.

"District administrator Martin Bayerstorfer should stand by his statement at the citizens' meeting that he will work to ensure that no further buildings are erected in the flooded area".

Johannes Maier (CSU/BB) saw the risk that a container facility could also be built on Furtaner Weg despite the space available from the municipality.

He therefore proposed an exchange of land without a change of ownership with the property owner.

The investor could thus set up the containers on the community area and generate rental income.

Florian Bauer (FW) also spoke out in favor of this possibility, for example the area on Furtarner Weg could then be handed over to the Wildland Foundation.

He also suggested considering other community land such as a property just off the A94.

The plan for the container facility on the Isen is causing great concern for the mayor.

Due to the small size of the property and the scope of the facility, she sees only limited possibilities to defuse the risk of flooding structurally.

"I'm assuming that the system will be elevated," said Michèle Forstmaier.

The safety of the residents in the event of a possible flood also worries her.

"For the residents, who often cannot swim and cannot assess the flood situation, we even see a danger to life and limb in the event of a flood, since access via the street becomes a danger when the flood waters are pouring in," said the mayor when asked.

The property and the planned driveway are located in the flood area, in which a HQ100 flood with water depths of around 80 centimeters and – since the property is located directly on the Isen – currents can be expected.

"How should our fire brigade carry out a rescue operation when flooding occurs in several places in the community," asked Forstmaier at the meeting.

A suggestion by Thomas Baumgartner (CSU/BB) to talk to the developer again was given little chance in the committee.

"He's offended," said Spiegl succinctly.

The community should not have to pay for "that an investor has speculated here," said Deputy Mayor Philipp Greimel (FW).

ANNE HUBER

Source: merkur

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