Preparations for the construction of the Solidarity Airport enter the next stage. The Government Plenipotentiary for the STH submitted to the Council of Ministers a draft of the so-called “Area Regulation”, which will determine the maximum investment area – a new airport for Poland together with the transfer hub. Environmental analyses are also ongoing on the future investment site, and the STH company is implementing a Voluntary Acquisition Scheme aimed at real property owners interested in voluntary sale of land.
Preparations for the construction of the Solidarity Airport have raised great interest of local communities and public persons in recent weeks. Letters on this matter were sent to the Government Plenipotentiary for the STH, by, among others, Vice-Speaker of the Sejm Piotr Zgorzelski and Deputy Ombudsman Stanisław Trociuk. Questions on the STH were also asked at the last meeting of the Sejm.
REPLY TO THE STANDPOINT OF THE BARANÓW MUNICIPALITY COUNCIL
The Government Plenipotentiary for the STH referred to The standpoint of the Baranów Municipality Council on the draft Regulation of the Council of Ministers on the municipalities where special principles of real property management, planning and spatial development and implementation of public purpose investments in the scope of the Solidarity Transport Hub will be applied, excluding the process of consultations with the local governments adopted by Resolution No. XXXVI/180/2021.
In reply to the standpoint of the Council of the Municipality, the Plenipotentiary, among others, assured about the willingness to continue constructive dialogue with local communities from the area of the planned investment, including local government units.
The draft Regulation of the Council of Ministers was referred to inter-ministerial arrangements. Detailed information on the project can be found on the Government Legislation Centre website, where it was published on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.
The purpose of the regulations included in the draft Regulation is namely to ensure a well-established legal environment which will introduce stability and certainty of the procedures conducted both for the residents and persons responsible for the implementation of the investment. It is, therefore, important for all stakeholders of the future airport that these provisions be adopted as soon as possible.
REPLY TO THE REQUEST OF THE VICE-SPEAKER OF THE SEJM
The Government Plenipotentiary for the STH thanked Piotr Zgorzelski, the Vice-Speaker of the Sejm, for his interest in the design of the Solidarity Transport Hub and for providing signals from residents about the works carried out in the area of the future investment.
It should be remembered that the currently performed works are designed to determine the existing condition of the environment and consist in conducting observations practically without any interference with the site. These activities are based on good practice of performing such activities, developed for many years, and applied during implementation of infrastructure investments in Poland. It should also be emphasized that they are not of an invasive nature affecting soil, land, buildings or causing any damage to property of the owner of the real property or perpetual usufructuary.
REPLY TO THE DEPUTY OMBUDSMAN'S SPEECH
In addition, the Government Plenipotentiary for the STH provided the Deputy Ombudsman – Stanisław Trociuk with detailed information on the implemented investment programme of the Solidarity Transport Hub, covering the implementation of the Solidarity Airport, construction of almost 1,800 km of railway lines and 400 km of new roads.
The scope of consultation and information activities in which local communities have their specific place is also adapted to such a large size of the entire investment. The STH investment process not only honours all legally required conditions for public consultations at individual stages of the investment process, but also additional actions in this respect are carried out, not required by law.