At its meeting on friday, the district committee of the erlangen-hochstadt district council unanimously rejected the plan to expand the steigerwald service station. The parliamentary groups thus joined a motion by gerald brehm (). According to the proposed resolution of the district administration, there were actually "no objections" to the planning given.
However, the opinions of the affected communities of wachenroth and lonnerstadt were not yet available when they were prepared. These should definitely be included in the decision, which is why the decision was also postponed in the january meeting. Now the objections and concerns from the two communities were on the board's table. The market town of wachenroth is focusing its attention primarily on the water and wastewater situation, and in particular on a contribution to the costs of the service area.
Both wachenroth and lonnerstadt raised fundamental concerns about the expansion project. The only toilet facility on the south side also appears to be problematic for both of them. According to lonnerstadt, this will lead to "an increased supply of problematic nutrients into the receiving water of the ailsbach due to uncontrolled discharges of excrement and urine on the open areas".
The example of the aurach rest area showed that the protest had been successful and that a reduction of the flat areas was possible, gerald brehm noted. "Reject and support the demands of the communities", brehm's motion was. The first speaker, SPD county councilor christian pech, joined in.
"A no to planning and working off the objections" also demanded wolfgang hirschmann (alliance 90/the greens). He was also "surprised that such an important project was not preceded by a regional planning procedure", as demanded by the market lonnerstadt. This should be taken up and formulated by the county. "It makes sense to me that a needs assessment must take into account private car yards", said hirschmann. "With a dimension like this extension, which interferes with the interests of two localities", a regional planning procedure could not be dispensed with, agreed gerald brehm.
Involving private car yards
Ulrich wustmann (CSU) also considered the demands of the communities to be justified. However, with the indication that the "parking pressure the traffic congestion along the highway cannot be met at the moment and the parked vehicles "spill into the surrounding towns and villages. Nevertheless, the rough order of this expansion must be reconsidered, especially since there is a private car yard only a few kilometers away. This had been disregarded in the determination of requirements "but in fact it is there". Wustmann's other demand was for access to and from the rest area. They should not only be opened to a narrow circle, but also to the local communities. "The fact that you are forbidden to drive up and down, even in traffic jam situations, that only exists in germany", stressed wustmann. Corresponding demands from the affected communities are to be supported. "If residents are going to bear the burden of the expansion, they should at least have that benefit", wustmann emphasized.
Walter nussel (CSU) had the wastewater problem of the affected villages in mind: until the freeway is widened to six lanes, a one-kilometer-long earth wall is intended as a transitional solution. It should be noted that the rainwater is drained in such a way that there are no problems for weingartsgreuth and ailsbach during the transition period. Nussel also attaches importance to the fencing of the plant. "When it's expanded, there are more people on the line, and not all of them are positive", he gave to consider.
Nussel considers it necessary to designate special electric parking areas with cow aggregates in order to protect the larvae. Trucks could park at these sites without their own cow aggregates having to run all night, causing a lot of noise.