Petition No 1355/2020 by Gabriella Bruschi (Italian), on behalf of Comitato di Coordinamento San Siro, bearing the signatures of 18 citizens’ associations, on the preservation and renovation of the San Siro Stadium and of the surrounding green area in Milan, Italy

126 Supporters
Status: Closed

Petition data

1355/2020
Summary title: Petition No 1355/2020 by Gabriella Bruschi (Italian), on behalf of Comitato di Coordinamento San Siro, bearing the signatures of 18 citizens’ associations, on the preservation and renovation of the San Siro Stadium and of the surrounding green area in Milan, Italy
Petition number: 1355/2020
Topics: Environment,  Environment - Protection and Preservation,  Environment - Pollution,  Culture and Heritage
Country: Italy

Petitioner data

Name: Gabriella Bruschi

Petition Summary

The petitioners oppose the project tabled by some private investment companies, which aims at tearing down the San Siro Stadium in Milan and replacing it with a new stadium as well as at carrying out real estate projects in the surrounding green area. According to the petitioners, this project presents the following critical issues to the detriment of the community: - the demolition of the current stadium; - the destruction of the current green area of over 5 hectares with over 100 tall trees; - the construction of high-impact buildings for 145,000 square meters in order to finance the new stadium, with a consequent increase in traffic and pollution. In addition, the petitioners argue that this project is in breach of EU legislation on environmental protection, including Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage and Directive 2014/52/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment. The petitioners, therefore, call on the Union institutions to urge the competent national and local authorities to reject the contested project and to consider instead the renovation of the San Siro Stadium in order to preserve a historical building of considerable cultural significance as well as the protection of the surrounding green area.