July 2016: Town Council Unanimously Decides to Adopt New By-laws Regarding Pre-emptive Right
As early as in 2011, the town council decided to adopt new pre-emptive right statutes for the air base.
Based on this, the municipality established a specific right of pre-emption pursuant to § 25 Federal Building Code (BauGB), which prevents properties from being sold if the sale is in conflict with the municipality’s aim to further urban development.
The by-laws were extended to include a few plots of land in the vicinity of the shooting range and at the air base.
The newly-added areas next to the shooting range are intended to safeguard the existence of ecological compensation areas, which are required for the implementation of urban planning in the conversion process. And they are elementary for the green belt in the north and west of the town.
Site properties which are important for a closed overall surface area were added at the air base. Tiny parcels of land were combined to form larger ones.