Statis' Illegal Construction Opposite St. Stefan Legalized Again

By , 21 May 2018, 12:51 PM Business
Statis is Lessor of the town-hotel “St. Stefan” Statis is Lessor of the town-hotel “St. Stefan” Vuk Lajovic

Share this:

The Ministry of Sustainable Development (MORT) extended the Plan of Temporary Locations in the Municipality of Budva, which made stone buildings of nearly 2,000 square meters legal this season.

May 19, 2018 - The Ministry of Sustainable Development (MORT) extended the Plan of Temporary Locations in the Municipality of Budva, which made stone buildings of nearly 2,000 square meters legal this season, which were built eight years ago by the company Adriatic Properties owned by the Greek businessman Petros Statis in the olive orchard opposite St Stefan. This will, like in all previous years, treat the concrete structures as temporary facilities, such as kiosks or ice cream fridges.

The new law allows MORT to take matters into its own hands, but also the fact that Budva parliament is practically blocked and has not adopted a Temporary Facilities Plan for five months now that would be different from the previous one. 

"Temporary locations will be identical in centimeters as they were last year," said Budva's mayor Dragan Krapović, pointing out that MORT received interpretations on the extension of the plan's validity. All the previous years, the municipal DPS authorities, at the suggestion of the Government, legalized Statis' concrete buildings through the plans, with the explanation that in them there is laundry, technical and other premises, indispensable for the functioning of the town hotel "St. Stefan". Buildings were built without the building permit eight and a half years ago, evident to the numerous state and local inspection services, on the land registered to the Hotel group "Budva Riviera". Last year, the new municipal administration, allegedly not to disrupt the season's performance, looked to Statis of the hotel complex "St. Stefan - Miločer". The Secretariat for Urbanism, headed by Stevo Davidovic, drafted a letter in September last year, signed by Krapovic, in which he reminded the company "Adriatic properties" that buildings will no longer be included in the plan of temporary facilities. 

"Some objects cannot be considered as objects of the temporary character. In the fourth quarter of this year, it is necessary to undertake revisions, i.e. to make amendments to the Temporary Building Plan, from 31 December 2018, which will not allow setting up a laundry, central technological kitchen, business office, warehouse for maintenance services and pools as temporary facilities," they said. 

Text by Vuk Lajovic, on May 19th May 2018, read more at Vijesti

Photo galleries and videos