Expansion of the Tesla manufacturing unit: Mayor of Grünheide regrets the residents' vote on the Tesla enlargement | EUROtoday

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The mayor of the municipality of Grünheide in Brandenburg regrets the end result of a citizen survey on the enlargement of the Tesla manufacturing unit. “Apparently it was not possible to convey to people that other important infrastructure projects” reminiscent of a brand new state street or the station forecourt for the Fangschleuse practice station had been a part of the event plan, stated the non-party Arne Christiani to the RBB. “That is the big task for the community, to find solutions.”

For him, the end result is clearly associated to the native reporting, Christiani continued. “The reporting on the overall Tesla project has been rather negative over the last year.”

New freight station and warehouse, forest needs to be cleared for this

The majority of residents locally of Grünheide spoke out within the citizen survey towards increasing the Tesla web site by 170 hectares. 3,499 residents voted towards and 1,882 for it, because the municipality introduced on Tuesday. Participation was round 76 %. The vote just isn’t binding for the group, however serves as a information.

In addition to the 300 hectare manufacturing unit web site, Tesla desires to construct a freight yard, warehouses and an organization kindergarten on the extra 170 hectares. To obtain this, greater than 100 hectares of forest are to be cleared in a panorama safety space.

Tesla desires to “coordinate further steps”

The common supervisor of the Berlin-Brandenburg enterprise associations, Alexander Schirp, was additionally upset. The Tesla funding was a stroke of luck for Grünheide and for all of Brandenburg, he defined. “We believe that the focus should not be on the risks but rather on the opportunities of the investment, also with a view to the environment.”

After the residents' vote, the Tesla firm described its challenge as a “big win for the community.” According to the group, Tesla will “coordinate further steps with everyone involved based on the feedback from the last few weeks.” The intention stays to “enable a significant shift of truck traffic to rail and generally ensure rapid infrastructure development around the factory”.