Olomouc administration cancels controversial zoning permit

Officials in the Olomouc region in the east of the country have cancelled a decision by the city’s monument preservation department allowing the construction of Šantovka Tower, a controversial high-rise project. A spokeswoman said a City Hall permit had been issued illegally as it did not, among other things, take into consideration the fact that the new building would disturb the skyline. Plans to erect the 22-storey building in the centre of the city have provoked public protests. They are also opposed by the Ministry of Culture.

Author: Ian Willoughby