July 04, 2018 - The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism rejected the request of the company “Gradnja Invest”, based in Kotor, for the issuance of a construction permit for the construction of a four-star hotel with villas in Kotor settlement Prčanj.
According to the official resolution issued by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the company “Gradnja Invest” had addressed the Ministry with a request for the issuance of a construction permit for the construction of a four-star hotel with villas on the Urban plot 33 of the location “Glavati-Prčanj“. Based on this resolution, the motion for the construction was rejected. The request was rejected because the investor did not have the consent of all the owners of the land covered by the urban parcel on which the hotel was supposed to be built, and because the supplementing resolution on the development of a spatial plan of special purpose for the coastal area prohibits construction within the limits of natural and cultural domain of the Kotor area, registered on the UNESCO list.
The document with the official resolution confirms that the hotel with villas was supposed to be built on the Urban plot 33 based on the construction of the local study site Glavati-Prčanj. On May 11th, 2017, the Ministry rejected the request of the Kotor company, but the Administrative Court annulled the resolution on March 23rd, 2018, and returned the case to a new procedure. It is also stated that “Gradnja Invest” did not submit the evidence for the issuing the building permit prescribed, nor the approval of all the owners of construction land included in the urban parcel for the part of the cadastral parcel 1055 KO Prčanj I, since this part of the urban plot affects the functioning and access to facilities. Urban plot 33 is located within the boundaries of the "Natural and Cultural-Historical District of Kotor", registered on the List of World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The Ministry stated that “Gradnja Invest” could not have been granted the permit due to the fact that on April 15, 2017, a supplement to the resolution on the development of a spatial plan of special purpose for the coastal area came into force, which prohibits construction within the Natural and Cultural-Historical Area of Kotor.
Based on a careful consideration of the application by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the resolution says that the necessary requirements for the construction of the facility have not been met in the request. Complaints against this solution are not allowed, but an administrative dispute can be initiated with the Administrative Court of Montenegro.