There was a demonstration in Tihany, one of the most beautiful and popular settlements of Lake Balaton. Residents and holidaymakers protested against the incorporation in the World Heritage city. The contractor wants a hotel and a residential park in the area.
Over the weekend, hundreds of people gathered to hold a peaceful demonstration from the Tihany ferry. The participants aimed to protest against the planned construction in a green area called Kenderföld. The local Révbe Érünk Egyesület organised the action. Their demands have been summarised in three main points, writes euronews.hu.
The main fear of the people of Tihany is that the ecologically sensitive area will disappear.
The construction plans are very grandiose. A total of 388 apartments are planned in 22 buildings in the area, as well as a 120-room wellness centre and hotel. In the swampy, reed area, the investor would build a walkway. During the construction that lasts for several years, the traffic serving the construction and later the residents further increase the congestion of Tihany.
An additional 110 flats could be built in the area of the former rider school. Within the framework of the Balaton Gate project, a market square, a parking lot for 200 cars, and a visitor centre would also be built. “On the northern shore of Lake Balaton, there is not a single installation of this density in a single settlement, not even in Balatonfüred,” explained György Molnár, the president of The Révbe Érünk Egyesület.
Residents want them to rethink their plans.
Two local independent representatives also took part in the demonstration. However, Mayor Imre Tósoki was not present, writes 444.hu. The people of Tihany want the municipality to communicate with them. During a two-year construction moratorium, it would be possible to rethink plans and rules. In this way, green areas, trees to be felled and local wildlife can be protected.
Source: euronews.hu, 444.hu