The wind priority areas are currently sweeping through the town and municipal councils in upper franconia like a storm. The municipalities still have until friday to submit their comments to the regional planning association of upper franconia-west.
Bad staffelstein is affected by the areas draisdorf-west, puchitz-sud and tiefenroth-west. With different majorities, the city councils rejected all three areas. They may be removed from the list of priority areas. Mayor jurgen kohmann (CSU) made it clear that the city only had to worry about the flat and the windmills planned for it, but not about the economic viability of it. This is exclusively a matter and risk of an investor.
Alternative flat at lame
But because the energy turnaround is desired, kohmann said, the council should propose an alternative flat to the planners. It is located between lahm and kummersreuth, is about 150 hectares in size and keeps all necessary distances to houses. The idea came from the "neue energie obermain" cooperative. Citizens can participate in this cooperative. Among them are also some city councilors, for example the faction spokesman of the SBUN, werner freitag.
That's why winfried ernst, spokesman for the free voters' group, wanted to know whether the cooperative had already secured land in the proposed area. Then, he argued, those involved themselves decided to have the area upgraded in their favor.
"I think it is a pity that they take up the subject. They want to make blob headlines again", answered mayor kohmann.
Hartwig hummer (CSU), who owns some of the affected areas, announced that he would not vote. But he also said: "to my knowledge, there have been no negotiations up there with any landowner yet."