The protection of the open plains is one of the most important climate protection measures to which the bund naturschutz (BN) has committed itself. He made the importance of the topic clear with an action on the market place.
It is necessary to preserve our soils, because they store CO2 and large quantities of water. We could still advertise soft tourism with good conscience at the tourism fairs with several picture book landscapes. BN district chairman anton reinhardt enthused about his homeland: "our region is already. Here we have in many parts still harmoniously embedded in the area villages with small-structured cultural landscape in their surroundings: wayside crosses, wayside shrines, scattered orchards, forests, fields, meadows, hedges and cultural monuments of european rank. Here we still have arable land and forests that store CO2. But franconia is in danger! Our francophone landscape deserves better than more and more uniform concrete blocks at the entrance to towns and faceless settlements on the outskirts."
Not only on the amazon
Reinhardt further warned:" the unallocated flatland frab is not only taking place in the primeval forests of the amazon, but is also creeping – unnoticed by most – in front of our own doorstep. We stand here today to preserve a livable environment for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in our franconian homeland." In the district in the last years between 100 and 2400 square meters daily of the free nature were taken away. In other words, in one to four hours, 100 square meters of flat land are consumed.
In the coming months, the district group of the nature conservation union would like to raise the issue of the excessive use of land. BN-county chairman anton reinhardt informed: "with the action on ash wednesday, the beginning of lent, we call on all politically responsible people to use the flat sparingly. With a 100 square meter coarse, used silo tarp, the nature conservationists set the scene for the hourly consumption of land in the district of lichtenfels."
According to the chamber of industry and commerce, 75 hectares of industrial sites are vacant in the district of lichtenfels, and more than 1200 in all of upper franconia (as of 12 december 2009). November 2019). This overprovisioning at the expense of the landscape and agriculture is often the result of "mayoral competition" in order to create jobs and trade tax, a misdirection of the land planning, the disregard of the regional planning and the trade tax rules favoring the designation.
In the free state, 13 hectares of free flat land – the equivalent of about 18 fubball courts – were taken from nature every day. Overall, bavaria is at the top of the nation in terms of flat land consumption. Anton reinhardt said: "a view from staffelberg or kordigast illustrates to the attentive observer the constant loss of open landscape in the last 20 years alone. It cannot go on like this that, for example, more and more new commercial areas are approved for shopping markets on the green meadow, while at the same time the inner cities and villages are deprived of their shopping possibilities and thus often of part of their vibrant life." The district of lichtenfels, with a population of just under 70,000, is already the smallest in bavaria and has a density of strabberies that is 15 percent higher than the state average. Nevertheless, the majority of those with political mandates want to realize a large number of new road constructions: the freeway extension of the B 173 to kronach, the full bypass of the B 289 near mainroth, the freeway feeder road from weismain to stadelhofen and the freeway feeder road from kelbachgrund to ebensfeld.
Population declines slightly
Strangely enough, the increasing consumption of land in bavaria is not always accompanied by an increase in population, as is the case in the metropolitan region of munich.
The current population forecast shows that the number of inhabitants in the district of lichtenfels is decreasing slightly, but that the consumption of land is continuing to increase. With regard to the top view of the logistics halls planned by CS-trans at the foot of vierzehnheiligener berg, the BN district chairman said: "such huge structures are an enormous encroachment on the landscape, not to mention the sealing of the soil." This has nothing to do with landscape adapted construction. It has also nothing to do with french building style. Here, interventions that affect the landscape should be avoided. It is not yet too late!"
Michael ament, district chairman of the bavarian hunting association, lamented the decline of open nature in fields, forests and meadows: "wildlife has less and less habitat, we don’t need to be surprised if the browsing damage caused by deer and the damage caused by wild boars is increasing. Dr. Susann freiburg, leading candidate of bundnis90/die grunen for the city council, pointed out another effect of the unchecked land reclamation: "the sealing of the soil leads to a reduction of groundwater recharge. Sufficient and clean groundwater is the prerequisite for our food nr. 1, drinking water."
Caption: with a 100-square-meter used silo tarpaulin, the nature conservation alliance set the scene for hourly land consumption in the county. BN district chairman anton reinhardt (8. From right), BJV county chairman michael ament (right) and dr. Susann freiburg of alliance 90/the greens (5. From right) urged on the occasion of ash wednesday to be mindful and sparing with the free space in nature.