Letňany lentils lost their zoning decision. The Supreme Administrative Court upheld the claim of SVJ Místecká 450 and said that the building authority and subsequently the City Hall. The City of Prague incorrectly issued a zoning decision in 2012. Jan Mikulecký, the responsible member of the council of the Lentilka Prague 18 district, states: “Although no one will demolish the Lentilka, tens of millions of subsidies are in danger. When Letňany loses them, all citizens will pay for it. cultural events. ” And what exactly were the objections of the protest SVJ Místecká 450? Now, five years later, this is a very interesting read.
The procedural objections were primarily that SVJ was not a party to the proceedings. This is true, however, it is proved below that, despite this fact, the vast majority of constructive objections were accepted and the project was modified according to them, as confirmed by the representative Mikulecký. Despite the fact that the building authority did not accept SVJ as a party to the proceedings, the city district responded to the comments and suggestions and modified the project. Substantive objections are gradually discussed below.
The utopian vision became a reality in 2014. Councilor Jan Mikulecký ran with the aim of fundamentally changing his surroundings, and it succeeded in a positive sense. The mentioned part of Lentilek was managed within one election period, from the architectural study, through zoning decisions, building permits, obtaining subsidies, proper competition of the supplier to the opening of Lentilek in September 2014. “In 2012, few believed this, so this objection to understand, “adds the representative Mikulecký. However, it was possible for children to play on smarties, drivers have a place to park and instead of a referendum, the ODS won the 2014 election.
A clear proof that Lentilka likes it and that there was no resistance from the inhabitants of the houses is the result of the elections in the given constituency. What’s more, the councilor with a utopian vision skipped them all and won to the fullest with the highest number of absolute votes. Although this success dragged him to court with false witnesses, it is unfortunately a typical fate of many successful people in the Czech Republic.
There was little, but also evidence of Lentilek’s support, the action of a civic association, which just before the start of implementation in 2014 wrote a petition to stop the construction and sent it to 54 SVJ, which were directly affected by Lentilek. The answer could not have been clearer. The petition was not signed by anyone … except the protagonists of the three SVJs, who, however, were the authors of this unsuccessful attempt.
As Councilor Mikulecký adds: “This whole objection obviously has a difficult political subtext, because it was written by people who had great political ambitions in 2010 and then in 2014.” Fortunately, however, only the ambitions remained, and the Letňan family showed them in the elections how a reasonable voter can control these ambitions.
In 2012, there was a climbing frame in the housing estate – the old pyramid in Kuželova Street. The nearest playground for preschoolers was 300 m away in Křivoklátská and even further at the Fryčovická primary school there was a sports playground, states Jan Mikulecký. If there are enough active areas within walking distance, why do children from the Místecká 450 house prefer to play on lentil playgrounds today?
All plots of land either belong to city districts or are long-term borrowed from CPI, Avia or individual SVJs for zero crowns. Letňany does not pay anything for renting land. They only accepted the commitment to take care of public land, which is the basic mission of the municipality. Jan Mikulecký confirmed that the contracts have always included consent to the construction, ie. that everything was and is fully legal. All the entities concerned enthusiastically joined Lentilky and lent their assets to this project. This is mainly because they got acquainted with the details of the project and did not make decisions based on assumptions and street speech. Let’s apologize to the author for the ignorance of the situation, which he can supplement at any time in accordance with the procedure under Act 106/1999.
Until the completion of the construction, the land adjacent to the houses was much discussed. The result of this discussion can be seen here. Perennial flowerbeds make the inhabitants of the housing estate happy all year round.
“There is no dog playground,” confirms councilor Mikulecký. A poll was conducted and people voted on what the animal lentils would be like. The objection was upheld. The total number of parking spaces has increased. It is true that right in front of the Místecká 450 entrance, a few of them turned into a playground and greenery, but by 50 m next to another place for cars, it was added. The overall balance of parking had to be positive from the beginning, because without it the project would have no chance of obtaining a zoning decision and not a building permit at all.
“It’s true. The noise burden has increased, admits representative Jan Mikulecký. In Lentilky, children are now playing, mothers are chatting by the swings, and retirees are discussing supermarket events on new benches. Yes, Lentilky has pulled people out of blocks of flats and they are now enjoying new greenery. , playgrounds and other active areas where sound is simply generated.
Assumptions about paid parking are completely odd and were probably based on the election programs of unsuccessful political parties, on whose candidates the authors of the objections tried to get a paid seat at the town hall. Fortunately, populism did not win the Letňany elections.
Today, almost all residents of the housing estate are convinced of the positive urban contribution. Even in the Místecká 450 house, they are mostly satisfied with the new surroundings of their house, as confirmed by some residents directly to Councilor Mikulecký. However, they are afraid to talk at the manipulated assemblies of the owners so that they do not end up with a lawsuit for plucking. The inability to lead and play with SVJ’s money means that this house is almost the last without an insulated facade, with old risers and moldy cellars. If someone spoils the overall urban impression of the current modern housing estate, it is this house.
From the very beginning, the project was open to all citizens of Letňany. “In September 2011, we made the first public presentation, in almost every issue of Letňanské listy there was information about the progress of the project,” sums up councilor Jan Mikulecký. All information, drawings, diagrams and details about the current state are still available on Lentilka’s website. The project was gradually adapted to the inhabitants of the individual streets and the representatives of the municipality always responded to all comments.
The discussion about Lentilek was huge. No project has ever been solved in Letňany as publicly as Lentilky. Presentations for hundreds of people, own website, dozens of personal meetings…, all contributed to the final version of the project, in which almost every resident of the housing estate participated. Those who were interested and eagerly discussed, expressed, commented on, and suggested changes. Most of the project was created according to the people who live in the housing estate. Kuželovka, Ivančická, Místecká are streets whose new appearance has been chosen by their inhabitants themselves. Jan Mikulecký confirms that voting, polls, and official meetings with SVJ representatives were the basis for creating the project for the largest Letňany change. And which other commission published its minutes regularly?
The investor had a different opinion from the beginning, and because he believed in the successful acquisition of a zoning decision, he also applied for the location of the SO02 and SO09 buildings. The inhabitants of SVJ Místecká 450 can see the result from their windows.
“Within the territorial proceedings, only 3 SVJ out of 54 sent specific objections. This is a clear proof of the maximum transparency of the project from the very beginning,” councilor Mikulecký relies on the facts. Further objections were filed by a total of 4 citizens out of a total of 3,500 affected inhabitants. All constructive objections were satisfied within the next construction procedure and the project was changed in these details.
SVJ 581’s objection concerned primarily land ownership. The comment added by the representative Jan Mikulecký is written above. SVJ 580’s objection expressed disagreement with the shifting of the sidewalk and the creation of new parking spaces in front of the house. In the future, this may generate a problem with parking, however, the wishes of citizens have been granted and there are no parking spaces in Ivančická Street.
The minimum number of objections was proved by the very open access of the city district to all affected SVJ and the inhabitants of the lentil housing estate. Unfortunately, a purposeful lawsuit with a clear political aspect succeeded. The result may be that Letňany will return the hard-earned subsidies to Brussels instead of the new kindergarten. From a legal point of view, the court’s decision is certainly correct, because the procedural procedures must be followed by the state administration. In terms of content, however, the objections either did not make sense or were upheld. Ie. that even without a lawsuit, SVJ Místecká 450 actually became a participant in the territorial proceedings and its statement was mostly respected.
Jan Mikulecký emphasizes: “The project changed in several parts precisely on the basis of SVJ 450’s objections and the authors of the lawsuit are convinced every day. will they work with the children when the town hall cancels their children’s day, welcoming citizens and grant grants for clubs due to lack of money, and perhaps they will finally realize the consequences of their actions.”
Lentilky started their successful journey by being evaluated as one of the best projects of the 7-year grant call. The successful implementation was confirmed by the people in the elections in 2014. Now, perhaps thanks to the minority activity of two, three stuck and unsuccessful would-be politicians of Lentilka, people will pay on their own. Let the inhabitants of the housing estate speak again, whether they express their opinion on the Lentils in another plebiscite or just on the street during the neighboring debates. Representative Mikulecký concludes: “Perhaps the debates will not end with throwing stones at the windows in Místecká Street.”