Plzeň rejects controversial plans to build new shopping mall
Plzeň City Hall on Thursday rejected a controversial plan to build a large new shopping mall in the centre of the west Bohemian city. The decision comes some two months after the plans were turned down in a local referendum. City officials said the project’s investor failed to meet several conditions related to construction activity in the area, and did not prove it owned the land on which the mall was going to be erected. The investor, Amádeus Plzeň, said they would wait for the record of Thursday’s decision by Plzeň City Hall before they take further steps.