Abuse of the Articles 6(3) and 6(4) of the Habitat Directive in Natura 2000 site Grądy Odrzańskie – Overhead electric power transmission line 400 2 x 110 kV
26 03 2010

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91F0 Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia, along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris),
91E0 * Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae),
6510 - Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis),
Red kite Milvus mulvus, Black kite Milvus migrans, White-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla, Crane Grus grus and other
dolnośląskie Voivodship, Borough of Święta Katarzyna, near Blizanowice, Trestno and Siechnice across Natura 2000 site
Legal status
The EEA does not give appropriate population estimations. It did not consider impact on bats. Birds treated incompletely, with mistakes in defining the threats or declared lack of impact. Report on Environmental Impact on Natura 2000 points out significant influence and demands compensations. The decision on environmental conditioning has been issued. Public consultation - practically none.
Organ udzielający zezwolenia na inwestycję
Institution authorised to issue building permit – Voivode of dolnośląskie (Wojewoda Dolnośląski)
Degree of damage /Damage extent
8 ha of the habitat 91F0
Polskie Sieci Energetyczne S.A. ([Polish Energy Network Ltd. by share]), Warsaw, street: Mysia 2
Details of the case
The Report on environmental impact for the investment in question proposed two variants – West and East option. The Western option does not disturb Natura 2000 sites, while the Eastern option enchroaches upon two Natura 2000 sites: PLB Grądy odrzańskie and PLH Grądy w Dolinie Odry. According to the EU Comission guidelines and verdicts of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, priority should be given to the option avoiding conflicts with Natura 2000 sites. Despite these requirements the Eastern option was chosen, decision based on the multi-criterion analysis. The Environmental Impact assessment for natural environment was not done for the Eastern option. Assessment of impact on the subject of Natura 2000 protection for both of the sites revealed significant influence on the habitats and birds for protection of which the sites were created.


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  1. Threat for the habitat 8220-1 and Serpentine Spleenwort (Borough of Sobótka)
  2. Devastation (destruction) of the habitat 6510 near Mała Kamienica (Izerian Foot-hills)
  3. Damage of the floodplain meadows near Trestno (Borough of Święta Katarzyna)
  4. Damage of the habitat 3260 (the Mrożynka creek) in Mlądz
  5. Damage of the habitats 6410 and of the Dusky Large Blue (Maculinea nausithous) near Koźlice (Borough of Zgorzelec)
  6. Destruction of the habitat 91F0 in the valley of Bystrzyca River near Ratyń (City of Wrocław)
  7. Destruction of the habitat 6440 in the valley of Bystrzyca River (Borough of Kąty Wrocławskie)
  8. Threat for the Annex II fish (Weir on the Odra River in Chruścice)
  9. Destruction of Barbastelle and Greater mouse-eared bat habitat – filling up of the mine shaft in Kozie Chrzepty
  10. Destruction of the habitat of the Hermit beetle in Żmigród Forestry Unit (Nadleśnictwo Żmigród)
  11. Destruction of the habitat 6510 with protected species in the Borough of Lewin Kłodzki
  12. Abuse of the Articles 6(3) and 6(4) of the Habitat Directive in Natura 2000 site Grądy Odrzańskie – Overhead electric power transmission line 400 2 x 110 kV
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