In the Lviv region, on the outskirts of the village of Bir-Kunynskyi, they plan to build a waste processing plant and a landfill for waste disposal.
The plot on which the construction is planned is included in the regional landscape park Ravske Roztochchia, Suspilne reports.
It is noted that the Austrian investor Christian Cherner plans to build the plant and provide free waste removal for the residents of the village.
The material said that local residents are outraged by the alleged construction.
"The plant must be behind the canal, because the project includes a road where cars are supposed to drive and carry garbage. It's near my house. Day and night, cars will rumble, cars will drive - no sleep, no rest, no life," said a resident of the village. Anna Burylo.
She added that the plant will pollute the environment and attract birds that will destroy the vegetable garden.
Burylo emphasized that the planned plant will process plastic, glass and organic matter. And the rest of the garbage will be buried on the territory of this complex.
Olena Vasylko, head of the architecture department of the Lviv Regional State Administration, said that the possible construction of the plant was considered in April at the Architectural Town Planning Council. And they also made changes to the general plan of the territory.
She emphasized that the complex will be built outside the village of Bir-Kunynskyi in the economic zone of the landscape park, taking into account certain requirements.
"Implementation of this project will give us the opportunity to create jobs. These will be taxes to the local budget. There will be an environmental tax. Also, the investor volunteered that there will be free waste removal throughout the community," said Nazar Romanchuk, deputy head of the Dobrosynsko-Magerivska OTG.
He added that all raw materials that will be supplied to this complex will be processed as much as possible. And the immediate remains will be buried on the territory of the complex. These are inert materials that are safe for the environment.
Environmental lawyer Olha Melen-Zabramna emphasized that solid household waste landfills should have a sanitary protection zone 500 m long to the nearest residential building.
"In principle, such economic activity is not allowed on the territory of a regional landscape park. Of course, one must look at zoning, at the regional park organization project. But parks are usually created with the aim of preserving valuable landscapes in their natural state," she said.
Melen-Zabramna added that a detailed plan of the territory should also be developed. And the investor must also develop a report with an assessment of the impact on the environment. And only after approval at the session of the village council, it will be possible to proceed with further construction steps.
The material added that "Ravske Roztochchya" is adjacent to the border with Poland and is part of the planned international Ukrainian-Polish "Roztochchya" biosphere reserve. The reserve was created to preserve valuable natural and historical-cultural complexes and objects.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that Lviv plans to complete the waste processing plant by the end of 2023.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, amber mining is planned to begin on the border of the Rivne Nature Reserve in the area of the largest swamp massifs of Ukraine, Syra Pogonya. The Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources agreed to put the site up for auction, although it had previously agreed to bequeath this territory.