The Department of Town Planning has rejected an application to build a new photovoltaic park by Earthlight Park in Sotiras, Limassol.
The reason was the violation of the terms of the project, according to which the company undertook to preserve dozens of carob trees on the site.
As it turned out, instead of fulfilling its obligations, immediately after receiving the appropriate permit from the Department of Environment, Earthlight Park cut down 68 trees on the site of the planned development.
In a letter to the Head of the Department of Town Planning dated June 23, Terra Cyprian executive director Lefkios Sergides complained about the violation of the terms of the license issued. During the inspection, the competent authorities recorded violations, which were immediately reported to the Department of Town Planning. He decided to reject the application for the construction of a photovoltaic park.
Thus, the construction of a 7.6 MW photovoltaic park was frozen. The proposed project is located just 50 m from the protected area of the Natura 2000 Special Protection Zone and the Paramaliou River, home to about 54 bird species included in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147 / EC on the protection of wild birds. And also 16 more important plant species.
By the way, the Cypriot authorities apply the legal framework for photovoltaic systems to protect the environment and ensure compliance with national and European legislation.
As you may know, the issue of economical consumption of electricity on the island has always been very acute.
The small area and lack of natural resources from which fuel is produced make Cyprus vulnerable to electricity consumption. Only new technologies can allow the country to save electricity and thus spend much less money on it.
Therefore, at the present time, the special attention of Cyprus is focused on renewable energy sources, in particular on solar panels. As a result, new photovoltaic parks periodically appear on the island, on which great hopes are pinned in the future.
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