Although Lynetteholm was finally passed in the Folketing last Friday, the future of the artificial peninsula in the port of Copenhagen is not carved in granite, and the project gets serious words along the way from a Swedish minister. It writes.
The road to the final approval in the Folketing has been incredibly long, but with the Folketing’s blow stamp, it looked like the peninsula was in house. However, the Espoo Convention and the SEA Protocol, which deal with cross-border impacts on the environment in neighboring countries, may get in the way.
The Espoo Convention obliges the parties to carry out environmental assessments of installations suspected of having transboundary environmental impacts. The Baltic Sea countries have therefore had to be consulted.
Denmark has heard Sweden about Lynetteholm. This happened, among other things, on Thursday, when the Swedish Minister of the Environment and Climate, Per Bolund, had a meeting about Lynetteholm with the Danish Minister of the Environment, Lea Wermelin (S), and Minister of Transport Benny Engelbrecht (S).
The answer from Minister Per Bolund is that although Lynetteholm has been given the green light, it may still change as the circumstances for the construction work are clarified.
“There is a legal possibility to change the decision regarding, for example, the handling of mud masses or the flow conditions in the Sound,” he writes in an e-mail to TV 2 Lorry.
The peninsula is not expected to be fully developed until 2070, so there is still a long way to go for the project, which will initially accommodate 20,000 homes with a capacity of 35,000.
Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht confirms to TV 2 Lorry that Sweden has the opportunity to raise objections. The previous objections have been uncertainty about what impacts Lynetteholm will have on the marine environment in the Sound, as well as the potential pollution that the construction may cause.
Source: www.berlingske.dk by www.berlingske.dk.
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