Construction works of a holiday village at campsite Yug (South) on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast will be stopped temporarily over minor flaws in the documents, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.
Commenting on the freshly released photographs of concrete foundations of buildings laid at a distance of approximately 60-70 meters away from the beach, Pavlova said Tuesday that a check had shown that the property was located on private urbanized terrain.
She told journalists that the owner had been issued a construction permit which had been revoked in January 2013 due to the lack of plans to connect the property to the water supply and sewerage network and the fact that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) permit had expired.
Pavlova, as cited by Novinar daily, informed that the investor had appealed the cancellation and had been given permission to build there by the court at the end of 2014.
Bulgaria’s Environment Ministry announced on Tuesday that construction works would be temporarily stopped due to flaws in the documents.
She reminded that the project envisaged the construction of a holiday village on an area of slightly over 1100 decares, adding that the private plot was not located on the territory of the beach and there were no dunes underneath it.
Pavlova specified that there were flaws in the paperwork and the chief architect of the municipality had the final say on whether construction works would continue or not.
She added that case of the nearby campsite Koral (Coral) was similar.
Bulgaria’s Regional Development Minister explained that the investor in the project at campsite Koral had also had the construction permit revoked and had approached court authorities over the matter.
She emphasized, however, that the court authorities had banned construction works at the Koral campsite.
On Wednesday, Deputy Environment Minister Boyko Malinov told the Bulgarian National Radio that the current estimates of the authorities indicated that the permission granted to the project at campsite Yug had been issued in breach of the Biodiversity Act.
He said that the violation that was still punishable was failure to observe the EIA on protected areas.
Stanislav Nikolov, Chief Architect of the Tsarevo Municipality, drew attention to the fact that not all of the checks had been wrapped up, adding that the municipal administration did not feel the least bit pressured by the claims of any investor.