Erfurt (dpa/th) - The Thuringian CDU parliamentary group has defended its proposal to establish a minimum distance of 1000 meters between wind turbines and residential buildings by law in the Free State. It is about assuring people that no wind turbine will be placed in their front yard, said CDU parliamentary group leader Mario Voigt on Wednesday in Erfurt. With its proposed law, the Union wants to give people in the country this promise with complete legal certainty.
It is becoming apparent that the corresponding draft law could get a majority from the CDU, AfD and FDP - against the resistance of the red-red-green minority coalition. Should this majority come about, it would be "a parliamentary scandal," said SPD parliamentary group leader Matthias Hey. Green parliamentary group leader Astrid Rothe-Beinlich said: "That would indeed be another dam breach." Voigt rejected such representations.
A corresponding draft law by the CDU parliamentary group is on the agenda of next week's state parliament session. There has long been a dispute in Thuringia on the subject. In several federal states there are already distance rules for wind turbines.