Court bans Rotenberg from building house near training area in Finland

Court bans Rotenberg from building house near training area in Finland
Boris Rotenberg

The military pointed out that the noise at the training area would interrupt the lives of people settling in the building that Rotenberg planned to erect.

The Finnish Defense Forces did not allow Russian businessman Boris Rotenberg to build new buildings at the military range in the village of Tvärminne, media reported.

In 2004, Rotenberg bought a villa of 500 square meters, made repairs. Previously, the building belonged to a brick factory. Also, the Russian rebuilt another structure, used for keeping sheep, in a sauna (area - 150 sq. m.), TASS reports with reference to Ilta-Sanomat.

In 2016, local authorities allowed Rotenberg to build new residential and commercial buildings. The military appealed this decision.

In 2017, an administrative court in Helsinki ruled in favor of the Russian businessman, and local authorities allowed to build a residential building on the coastal territory. The Finnish Defense Forces appealed the decision in court again.

In November 2018, the court overturned the building permit.

The military pointed out that the noise at the training area would interrupt the lives of people settling in the building that Rotenberg planned to erect. The court also concluded that there are already residential houses in the area, and new ones are not needed.

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