2nd tier court dismisses complaint of opponents of Hiiumaa wind farm

Baltic News Service. 31st of Oct, 2017

The Tallinn Circuit Court has dismissed an action of opponents of a large offshore wind farm planned to be built not far from Hiiumaa island by which the opponents wished an order of the Hiiu county governor adopting the relevant thematic plan to be revoked.

The action to revoke the order of the county governor had been filed by the nonprofit MTU Hiiu Tuul, the Hiiumaa rural municipality, and individuals Inge Talts, Lembit Vainumae, Kristi Ugam and Igor Prigoda. The appellate court left in force a decision of the first tier court from earlier this year which finds that the appellants have no right of appeal in the said case given the circumstances.

The appellate court agreed with the stance of the administrative court that the physical persons have no right to contest the plan to protect their subjective rights. The second tier court found that the administrative court has left none of the main arguments of the appellants without attention, has presented its stance with regard to them and has sufficiently substantiated its stance.

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