Entertainment "Two-Class Monument Care": Heimatbund criticizes Law on Monument Protection
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In one of the last meetings of this legislature, the state government in North Rhine-Westphalia has adopted a new monument protection law. Black-yellow wants to make listed houses in this way homicous. Critics accuse CDU and FDP to soften monument protection.
With the new law owners can modernize their listed houses easier. This concerns, for example, accessibility and climate protection: the use of renewable energies should be possible in the future also to protected houses. "The fact that photovoltaics are excluded on the roof of a listed house per se is no longer up-to-date," said Fabian shrinking (CDU) at the beginning of the year when the state government introduced the new law in the state parliament.
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Municipalities will be granted more responsibility in the use of monuments in the future. Those municipalities, which, according to the decision of the Ministry, are well prepared in questions of monument protection, no longer have to address experts in the landscape associations in decisions. Churches and religious communities speaks the state government a right of objection: If a church is to be registered as a memorial, the religious community can contradict the tree forecm.
monument guard fears that the protection of buildings with the new law is no longer in focus. "We, on the other hand, pleaded to say goodbye to this law in the state parliament," says Silke Eilers, Managing Director of the Westphalian Heimatbund. It would have been better to modernize the old law in the next legislative period to a few points. Eiler speaks of a "two-class monument" by the new responsibility of the municipalities and criticizes the special role that the church is suffering. "We fear that the churches will make it easier to demolish building," says Eilers.
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SPD criticizes new law
The home collar is not categorical against photovoltaics on monuments, through the old legislation, the attachment of solar plants within the framework of an interest rate. "We will not be with photovoltaics on just 1.5 percent of the buildings in NRW - more monuments are not - creating the climate change in Germany," says Eilers. "Here is an initiative towards commercial and industrial surfaces that provide plenty of space for such facilities, more useful."
also the SPD also criticizes the new law: it is "unsuitable to ensure monument protection in NRW," said Andreas Becker, Building Political Speaker of the SPD Group. The aspects of climate protection and accessibility would already be adequately taken into account in the existing legal situation. "This is a bad day for the protection of our cultural heritage," says Becker.
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