Farmers’ association wants fair compensation

Farmers' association wants fair compensation

So far, there has been a framework agreement on the compensation for mast sites and overvoltage between the BBV and the grid operators. However, this agreement has been cancelled because the farmers' association no longer agrees with the previous compensation regulations. Yesterday, local representatives and affected farmers met in front of the substation in redwitz to emphasize their demands for fair compensation.
District manager hans rebelein made it clear that up to now, farmers have received a one-time compensation and thus had to tolerate the line as long as it was in place. "From our point of view, this is no longer practicable", said the rebelein. It cannot be that the father gets the one-time compensation and the son and possibly the grandchildren have to tolerate the mast locations. "The BBV therefore demands the change of this compensation regulation to an annual compensation, so that also the one who has the damage receives the compensation."
Another problem of the 380 kv line are the additional compensation areas. "We currently have plans for a 110 kv line in the coburg/kronach/thuringen area. "For an eleven kilometer 110 kv line, more than 30 hectares of compensation land are required", the managing director explained. "If this is required for the 380 kv line, there will be massive resistance from the agricultural sector, announced rebelein. Farmers in the district of lichtenfels had already lost enough land due to the ICE, the freeway and other tramline removals with tramline flats and compensation flats. Also by the B 173, especially in the area of redwitz, still a lot will come to the farmers. Further loss of land is unacceptable for agriculture.
District chairman michael bienlein explained that the sites for the pylons are already oko-flats, as they are not farmed. "So what is the need for further compensation areas??", he asked. This does not agree with the planner's announcement of wanting to build ecologically. Hans rebelein explained that the electricity grid operator tennet is "very rough with agricultural land" in its planning. The 380 kv line between redwitz and altenfeld in thuringia is about to go through the planning approval process, rebelein said. Those affected should and had to voice their concerns and suggestions about the planned route in this process, which is planned for the middle of the year. Everyone should make use of his right and point out his problems with objections. At the end of the planning approval process, there will be a planning approval decision that can only be challenged by filing a lawsuit.

Clear-up events
As soon as the plans are available, the BBV will hold clarification events for its members and also support them in their written objections. Should the highly controversial route actually come to pass, the BBV's lawyer will support the landowners in the compensation negotiations, rebelein assured them.
The fact that the grid operator tennet is seeking talks with the landowners affected in order to inform them in advance is very positive, said rebelein. A problem is, however, that tennet only knows the landowners of the flat areas, but not the farmers, who have been affected in the same way. It is important to question the necessity of the management.
"We need a secure power supply for our company", stated monika oettner, a local farmer from zettlitz. "If we are convinced of the necessity of the power line, we will not oppose it", the local representatives also made it clear.
Finally, rebelein appealed to all affected property owners not to sign any agreements on any regulations at this time. It is also very important for farmers to take a close look at the route of the pipeline and, above all, the mast locations as part of the planning approval process: "these can be moved within certain limits so that they are adapted as far as possible to the cultivation of the land." The interests of the land manager must also be taken into account, since not all land boundaries are at the same time land management boundaries. That's why the BBV believes it's so important to involve the tenants of the agricultural land in the planning process.

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