The Bulgarian Government to Ban Construction on Sand Dunes
The Cabinet will propose a full ban on construction activities on plots listed as sand dunes. The statement was made Saturday by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova cited by the Focus news agency. She explained that the proposal will include a text to better define the term “sand dune” while the key amendment to the Black Sea Coast Act would be the full ban on construction on terrains that include dunes regardless of them being private or State property. According to Pavlova it would be extremely important to have a registry or a list of the sand dunes and their location in order to impose the ban. On Friday Bulgaria’s Directorate for National Construction Control repealed the permit issued for residential construction in a protected area with sand dunes on the Black Sea coast near the top resort and historical town of Nessebar. The repeal of the construction permit which comes after a public outrage in the social media was also announced by Pavlova. The Minister presented the results from the DNSK inspection regarding the construction permit issued for construction in one of the quarters of the town of Nessebar. The construction permit included the first four stages of a total of 11 stages of construction in the protected area.