Prosecutors in court return to the state 5 hectares of illegally allocated land in Mizhhirya district
Prosecutors of Mizhhirya district appealed to the Commercial Court of Transcarpathian region with the claim for annulment of the decision of Repynne village council and the lease for the land in area of about 5 hectares.
The prosecutors audit in Repynne village council revealed that in February 2005, this village council by its decision had rented out the land in area of about 5 hectares and costing 1,500,000 UAH to a private enterprise for 20 years with an option to buy.
"However, this decision is illegal and shall be cancelled - the prosecutor of Mizhhirya District Serhiy Zovdun said - because the said land plot is located outside the village of Repynne." In addition, the village council went beyond authority granted by law, as the disposal of land outside settlements for business purposes shall be within the competence of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration.
Besides, they violated Art. 20 of the Land Code of Ukraine concerning the procedure of changing the purpose from agricultural land to commercial land.
Source - Press office of Prosecutor of Transcarpathian region