Ludesch votes against enlargement – Vorarlberg –


The Ludescher have rejected the expansion of Rauch and Ball.

The Ludescher have rejected the expansion of Rauch and Ball.
© VOL.AT / Lerch

Ludesch has decided: The majority of the votes cast voted against the expansion of smoke and ball.

In Ludesch, the citizens voted in favor of the expansion of the fruit juice manufacturer Rauch on Sunday in a referendum against the rededication of about 6.5 hectares of agricultural land. As part of the protected green zone would be necessary for this, the decision is also of supraregional importance.

No planning for replacement project

Of 2,688 voting residents, 1,765 (65%) voted validly in the referendum, of which 982 voters (56.1%) voted against the rededication and 763 (43.6%) voted in favor. The fruit juice manufacturer Rauch said in a speech in the afternoon, "the democratic result of the referendum note" to take. "The further procedure will now be discussed with the project partners and there is currently no concrete planning for a replacement project."

Of the
Fruit juice manufacturer Rauch, who already has a filling plant in Ludesch for
Red Bull operates and in conjunction with the adjacent can maker
Ball is to be seen, had his intention to production and
Warehouse extension announced in 2016, after which the municipal council with
 21: 1 votes for the removal of the affected areas from the
Landesgrunzone voted. The provincial government of Vorarlberg also agreed to the plans as a higher-level body.

 caused some massive resistance in the population. In summer
had 950 inhabitants with a declaration of support the holding
forced into a plebiscite. At 3,515 inhabitants (as of 1 January
2019), only 477 signatures would have been necessary. The
Opponents see, among other things, soil and climate protection and the
Groundwater supply endangered and asked the fundamental question in
 the space, whether the economy could "buy everything with money". A few days
before the plebiscite had the otherwise media-shy company
Rauch held a press conference in Ludesch and 5 million euros for the
 Promised for projects such as one
Kindergarten should be used. The "Trio" smoke / Red Bull / Ball
argued with additional jobs and hedging the
regional economy.

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