Client: Municipality of Polygyros (former Municipality of Polygyros)

Area: Settlement of Polygyros, Municipality of Polygyros, Regional Unit of Chalkidiki

Study Category: Surveying (16) – Town Planning (02) –  Geological (20)

The Study concerns the urbanization of the extension area of Polygyros settlement, as determined by the approved General Urban Plan of the settlement (1999). According to this, the areas of the extensions are integrated into three existing urban areas – neighborhoods – in particular, a region north of the stadium is located in Neighborhood 5, an area west of the approved city plan is located in the Neighborhood 1 and the area south of the approved city plan is located in Neighborhood 2. Thus, the expansion area is a continuation of the approved city plan, which is the administrative center of the Regional Unit of Chalkidiki.

The study area is characterized by the existence of many streams, the intense morphological relief and the existence of a limited area of forest areas, due to which in Neighborhood 2 it has not been finalized an act of characterization by the relevant Forest Service, so that the urban planning at Stage B has been made for the other two neighborhoods. The examination of the objections to forest areas is expected to be completed by the Secondary Forest Resolutions Commission, in order for the Neighborhood 2 to be published, so as to follow the protest procedure on the city plan. The existence of existing cemeteries in the expansion area is a problem for the settlement’s suitability and the completion of the urban planning.

Its solution is related to the relocation of the cemeteries to a new location at a distance of at least 250 m from the boundary of the settlement of Polygyros or the approval of specific geological studies, which will prove the absence of the risk of infection of the residents in the area of expansion from the cemeteries. The completion of urban planning will delimit the built-up areas, provide new plots to meet the housing needs of residents, ensure coverage of needs in public and public spaces, and help to protect streams and small forest areas.