In the lawsuit filed against the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) positive decision for the Gulf Crossing Project in Izmir by the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, the Izmir Administrative Court decided to cancel the EIA Positive Decision.
The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, March 2017 Izmir Bay Transit Project planned to pass south-north direction of Izmir Gulf Transition Project on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report that we have filed on the execution of the trial court in the last August, the decision to "Stop the execution" had made.
In the case filed against the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization by TMMOB, Izmir Administrative Court with its decision dated 30.10.2018; “The necessary changes were not made in the 1/5000 and 1 / 1.000 scale zoning plans for the area where the project related to the Izmir Bay Crossing project including the Highway and Rail System is located; Since the Izmir Bay Crossing Project was not produced as a strategy of a plan at the provincial or regional level, it was not in compliance with the planning principles and principles, the northern axis of the project passed through a very important nature protection area, the areas protected by international conventions in the region and different protection statuses in the south of the route. section also includes a registered conservation status and an urban area designated as an agricultural area to be protected, the water temperature in the Ecosystem and the water exchange of the area with the sea will change, which can lead to the disappearance of the artemias, the most important link in the food chain of the flamingos, and as a result An ecosystem connected to each other with sensitive balances can be damaged by the project, and the geological information given in the EIA project is very general and small-scale, sufficient specific details for the project. It does not include any irrigation and ground survey studies, there is no clear information about the ground information that forms the basis of the project, the İnciraltı section where the tunnel passes through the active fault line passes through the active fault line zone, and whether the connection seals in this section have the capacity to tolerate the expected horizontal and vertical displacements in a possible earthquake. Considering that the detailed report is not given in detail, it is concluded that there is no compliance with the law in the “Environmental Impact Assessment Positive” decision. ” On the grounds that the case was decided to cancel the EIA positive decision.