ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914220/the-black-house-buero-wagner Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Sustainability•Distrito de Landsberg, Germany Architects: Buero Wagner Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” The Black House / Buero WagnerSave this projectSaveThe Black House / Buero Wagner Projects CopyAbout this officeBuero WagnerOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityOn InstagramDistrito de LandsbergGermanyPublished on April 03, 2019Cite: “The Black House / Buero Wagner” 03 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Area: 20 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Bratislava, Slovakia Year: Photographs: Nora and Jakub Caprnka Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 Architects: Grau Architects Area Area of this architecture project H Apartment / Grau Architects Slovakia H Apartment / Grau ArchitectsSave this projectSaveH Apartment / Grau ArchitectsSave this picture!© Nora and Jakub Caprnka+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946022/h-apartment-grau-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ruukki, TON, Vertigo Bird, Adobe, TrimbleDesign Team:Andrej Olah, Filip Marcak, Matej Kurajda, Jana FilipkovaCity:BratislavaCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nora and Jakub CaprnkaRecommended ProductsAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsPlasticsRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Interior DesignDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The apartment H is located along Medena Street in a building block from the ‘40s. The three-room apartment lacks the high ceilings and axial enfilade which are a staple of the surrounding apartments built during the time of The First Czechoslovak Republic (1918 – 1938). Despite this, with its rational disposition, the apartment remains evocative of these spatial principles. The central axis of the original corridor spans the apartment from the entrance through the main living space, and continues through the double-wing glazed door to the master bedroom.Save this picture!© Nora and Jakub CaprnkaThe living space concept therefore kept its Old Town character, even despite its smaller size and orientation away from the street and into the common courtyard. The central living area was expanded by the former maid room which now made space for the kitchen.Save this picture!CollageA ceiling-tall wardrobe creates a separation between the main entrance and this living space. Passing from the entranceway, a strong visual connection is established along the apartment’s central axis. The solid red-coloured volume of the kitchen optically balances out the apartment’s disposition.Save this picture!AxoAt the same time it references the partitions and doors that were erased in the reconstructed layout. The kitchen counter overhangs into the living room zone. The former kitchen became a separate study room.Save this picture!© Nora and Jakub CaprnkaThe interior is predominatly white, in line with the pale terrazzo floor of the entranceway. The colour palette concept then rests on the contrast between the white and a play with bright primary colours. Red and blue elements pop up as colour accent in the kitchen and in the bathroom on the white tile background. This interior principle is repeated in the rest of the apartment.Save this picture!© Nora and Jakub CaprnkaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse By The Forest and The Pond / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.ArchitektiSelected ProjectsABW Office Building / RB Architects + Lang Benedek Associeted ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Cdad. Vieja, SlovakiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946022/h-apartment-grau-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGrau ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBratislavaOn FacebookSlovakiaPublished on August 23, 2020Cite: “H Apartment / Grau Architects” 23 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Faith & Religion Events Churches March to Address Environmental Crisis And for a Just Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 27, 2015 | 12:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAre You His Ms. Right? 12 Signs He Thinks You AreHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff With the theme “Restoring the Earth, Redeeming the City,” churches and other community groups will march this Palm Sunday to call for an end to the war against the earth and for progress in creating just and sustainable cities.Since the organizers believe that an environmentally sustainable society cannot be achieved without justice, participants will “walk an extra mile” to the place where Kendrec McDade was shot three years ago to hold a brief vigil. One of the sponsors of the parade, The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, has joined the NAACP and the ACLU in a lawsuit against the city to make public the findings on this shooting from the Office of Independent Review.The Palm Sunday Peace Parade will be held on Sunday, March 29, 3:00 p.m. The parade will begin at Messiah Lutheran Church (570 E. Orange Grove), stops at the corner of Garfield and Colorado and ends at Orange Grove and Sunset (site of Kendrec McDade shooting).The Palm Sunday Peace Parade is sponsored by a coalition of churches and community groups including Church for Others, Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena, The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Jill Shook and Anthony Manousos, Knox Presbyterian Church, Montrose Peace Vigil, Orange Grove Friends Meeting, Pasadena Community Christian Fellowship, Pasadena Mennonite Church, The Peace and Justice Academy, Progressive Christians Uniting, and The Urban Village of Pasadena. Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News read more
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Public Health Department officials said they would hold the department’s first vaccine clinic for recipients as young as 12 years old on Friday after federal and state officials approved the Pfizer formulation for adolescents earlier this week, officials said.At least 60 kids are expected to be vaccinated at the clinic, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 75. N. Marengo Ave., city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Parents were invited to reserve appointments for their children through the state vaccination website at myturn.ca.gov, which was set to begin accepting registrations for people as young as 12 on Thursday. A parent or guardian must accompany children to their appointments.Meanwhile, health officials reported a single new detected case of COVID-19 in Pasadena on Wednesday, raising the pandemic total to 11,262.With no new fatalities reported since April 30, Pasadena’s death toll remained stable at 346.The average number of daily infections reported over the prior week stood at 3, according to PPHD records.Officials at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena reported treating 11 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, with four of them being treated in intensive care units.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced it would begin distributing vaccines to those as young as 12 on Thursday.“All eight county run sites will be open tomorrow and able to vaccinate children 12-17,” the agency said in a written statement. “Teens should be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult and present a photo ID and verification of age.”Appointments could be made at www.VaccinateLACounty.com, and walk-ins were being welcomed at all eight county sites.County health officials documented 322 new COVID-19 infections and 21 new deaths on Wednesday, raising the overall totals to 1,236,243 cases of the virus and 24,041 deaths.Officials reported 379 COVID-19 patients were being treated at county hospitals, with 17% of them being treated in ICUs.The expansion of vaccination to younger residents represented a significant step forward in the battle against the pandemic, L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said.“We are grateful to the scientists, clinicians, and the young people who participated in clinical trials that helped the FDA and the CDC determine that these vaccines are safe and effective for this age group,” she said.“The COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful tool available to reduce transmission of COVID-19 and prevent hospitalizations and deaths from the virus,” according to Ferrer. “Increasing the number of people vaccinated speeds up our recovery journey and allows us to safely participate in the summer activities we all love and miss.”State public health officials announced 1,231 new infections and 59 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide totals to 3,658,198 COVID-19 cases and 61,305 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week was recorded at 1.1%, according to the California Department of Public Health.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 39% of the state’s deaths. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena to Begin Vaccinating Kids as Young as 12 Against COVID-19 on Friday L.A. County officials to begin youth vaccinations earlier, on Thursday By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 8:08 pm Business News Subscribe Top of the News Community News Make a comment 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday read more
#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Previous articleCall for action over suicide rate among young women in LimerickNext articleIncentives needed to help struggling businesses in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSClareCllr Cathal CrowecratloeMeelickMusic LimerickParteenPatrick WhiteWar of IndependenceWhite’s Cross Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Print Email Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWar of Independence hero was a victim of treacheryBy Alan Jacques – April 24, 2014 1721 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy ONE of the most acrimonious chapters in the history of the War of Independence will be recalled at a special ceremony in Meelick on this Sunday, April 27.Patrick White, who lived at White’s Cross on the Clare/Limerick border, played a prominent role during Ireland’s fight for independence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A carpenter by trade, he was captain of the Meelick Company of the IRA’s East Clare brigade.He was also a prominent athlete and a member of the Meelick hurling team that won the county intermediate championship in 1917. After being arrested by the Black and Tans, he was imprisoned on Spike Island Prison in Cork.On June 1, 1921, what began as a hurling match between republican prisoners at the prison ended in treachery when Patrick was shot dead by a British soldier.During the hurling match, the sliotar went out of play and into an area that was out of bounds for the prisoners. White approached a British soldier who was standing guard and asked him to retrieve the ball. The soldier told White that he could retrieve it himself — and when he did so the soldier shot him dead without warning.A monument to the War of Independence hero will be unveiled at White’s Cross in Meelick this weekend. Members of the Meelick-Parteen and Cratloe Commemoration Committee, a non–political group who have held a number of commemorations in recent years, have planned a series of events to remember Patrick White this Sunday.Local county councillor Cathal Crowe who is a member of the Meelick-Parteen and Cratloe Commemoration Committee, said, “It’s right that the Meelick community should commemorate Captain Patrick White as he epitomised the heroism and self-giving spirit that was so prevalent in our country during the War of Independence.”” he commemoration will be a non-party political, community-led event. It will be about local people remembering a local historical figure and we hope that many people will join us in remembering him on the day,” said Cllr Crowe.The day’s ceremonies begin at 1pm in Meelick churchyard when a wreath will be laid on Patrick White’s grave at the Republican Plot following 12 noon Mass. This will be followed at 2 o’clock by the unveiling of a newly commissioned monument at the site of Patrick White’s home at White’s Cross in Meelick. Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow read more
WhatsApp Biden asks high court to put off wall, asylum cases By Digital AIM Web Support – February 1, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Local NewsStateUS News TAGS WhatsApp Facebook WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to put off arguments over two controversial Trump administration policies that have been challenged in court now that President Joe Biden has taken steps to unwind them. The Justice Department asked the justices Monday to cancel arguments on Feb. 22 in a case over President Donald Trump’s decision to divert billions of dollars in taxpayer money to construction of portions of a wall along the border with Mexico. The new administration made a similar request for arguments set for a week later over the Trump policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings. In his first days as president, Biden rescinded the national emergency Trump declared on the southern border and ordered a pause in wall construction. He also suspended the so-called remain in Mexico policy for new arrivals. The American Civil Liberties Union, which represents groups that sued the Trump administration in both cases, has agreed to putting off both cases, acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar told the court. In a statement regarding the border wall, the ACLU also called for the administration to tear down the new construction and address environmental damage it caused. “It’s a good start that the Biden administration is not rushing to defend Trump’s illegal wall in court, but just hitting the brakes isn’t enough. Trump’s wall devastated border communities, the environment, and tribal sites,” ACLU lawyer Dror Ladin said. Twitter Previous articleO’Ree’s hockey stick reminds Trudeau of fight against racismNext articleCuriosityStream Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock Digital AIM Web Support read more
March 23, 2016 1,346 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Dispelling Myths Around Millennials and Homeownership Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Homeownership Millennials NerdWallet 2016-03-23 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Dispelling Myths Around Millennials and Homeownership Tagged with: Homeownership Millennials NerdWallet Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: New Investors, Here is What You Need to Know About the SFR Market Next: Non-Profit Gets in on Freddie Mac’s Delinquent Loan Sale Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The millennial generation has been dubbed the generation that is not interested in purchasing a home, whether it be due to renting, living with their parents, or because they are saddled with student loan debt. On the surface, it would appear that millennials are not interested in becoming homeowners.According to an analysis from NerdWallet, the idea that millennials do not want to be homeowners is false, and in fact, the majority of this generation would prefer owning over renting, but they are holding off on homeownership because of real and perceived difficulties in affording it.According to the report, millennials total 66 million individuals and 24 million independent households and the median age for first-time homebuyers has remained virtually unchanged for the past 40 years.In addition, two-thirds of millennials haven’t reached that homebuying age of 31, and 22 percent are under 25 years old. Millennials are renting for an average of six years before buying, compared with an average of five years for renters in 1980. Millennials are expected to form 20 million new households by 2025.“There’s a strong indication that millennials do want to become homeowners, which is quite different from what we’ve heard,” says Chris Ling, Mortgage Manager at NerdWallet. “While overall homeownership has declined, millennials do see the long-term value in owning a home.”According to NerdWallet, millennials stated that the biggest obstacles to getting a mortgage are:Insufficient credit score or historyAffording the down payment or closing costsInsufficient income for monthly paymentsToo much existing debtNerdWallet found that many millennials are unaware of down-payment options to help them obtain a mortgage loan.“Many millennials believe they are unable to afford homes, when really many of them are unaware of the different financing options that exist — particularly those that allow for a down payment of 6 percent or less,” Ling says.Another reason that millennials are staying away from homeownership is student loan debt, the data found.“With student debt on the rise, there’s been a lot of speculation about whether the cost of a college degree hurts an individual’s ability to buy a home,” Ling explained. “From what we’ve seen, getting a four-year degree or higher is actually positively associated with homeownership — even when accounting for debt.”NerdWallet found that barriers to homeownership may be not be as high as many millennials perceive them to be. “Although factors like low savings or a poor credit score might seem insurmountable, there’s a variety of resources available to help younger Americans buy their first homes,” the report said.“Millennials—and first-time homebuyers in general—should never just assume they can’t afford a home. The first step to owning a home is knowing how you can finance it, so you should always research your options,” Ling noted. “Buying a home may be more of a possibility than you realize.” Print This Post read more
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 5, 2021 1,339 Views Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago When discussing home prices and the market’s boom and bust cycles, analysts say it is important to recognize that such things look very different depending on the region. Why do national trends in house prices spread more to some cities than to others? How do shocks to local economies spread between cities? And why did some cities experience high house price growthduring the 2000s and 2010s even in the absence of large local economic shocks?A paper by Gregor Schubert, a Harvard Business School Ph.D. candidate and Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) fellow, sets out to provide answers to conundrums that have baffled researchers, he says, as he explores the migration-related ripple effects of local economic disruptions.In general, national boom and bust cycles seem to occur in some areas of the country more than in others. One way to measure this is by the degree to which local house prices change, on average, with a one percent change in average national growth—the so-called “beta” of local housing markets. (Schubert)”I argue that the systematic differences in the degree to which geographic housing markets are affected by common economic shocks can be explained by patterns of migration between U.S. metros,” he said.For example, he says, “When an economic boom starts in one region and benefits a particular group of workers, it often ends up driving up local house prices. This increase in housing costs then causes other workers to leave that region in pursuit of more affordable housing elsewhere. As a result, the increase in population in those destinations drives up housing demand and house prices, even though the region itself did not experience the fundamental shocks that caused the initial boom.”Secondly, in his paper, Schubert attempts to “connect the different pieces of the causal chain that connects an initial shock in one place to a household’s decision to move and eventually leads to house price changes in destination areas that have different abilities to accommodate additional housing demand,” he said.”Putting these pieces together simulates what an alternative world would look like where, for instance, workers are stuck in place, unable to move to cheaper housing elsewhere,” he said. Schubert says he used these simulations to compare the patterns of house price growth that would have occurred in response to historical wage shocks if workers were more or less mobile.He says he found that when workers find it easier to move, it provides an “escape valve” for concentrated economic shocks. “As workers move from booming areas to other regions, they carry some of the initial pressure on housing markets with them,” he noted in an intro to his paper on JCHS.Harvard.edu. “Consequently, a large localized shock ends up having a more moderate effect, but in multiple metros. This means that house price dynamics become more similar among U.S. metros, and pockets of extremely large house price growth become less likely.”The full research paper is available on JCHS.Harvard.edu. Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. 2021-03-05 Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Analyzing the Housing Market’s Uneven Boom and Bust Cycles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Analyzing the Housing Market’s Uneven Boom and Bust Cycles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Week Ahead: In Pursuit of Fair Housing for All Next: Fannie Mae Honors 31 Partners for Servicing Excellence read more
News UpdatesKerala HC To Examine Validity Of KMMC Rules Amendment Reducing Distance Rule From 100 Metres To 50 Metres [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Sep 2020 12:37 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court said it would examine the reasonableness and constitutional validity of the amendment made in 2017 to the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015, to the extent it reduces the earlier distance rule from 100 metres to 50 metres.If as a matter of fact, there are no compelling reasons based on public interest for the State to engraft the impugned amendment in 2017 for…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court said it would examine the reasonableness and constitutional validity of the amendment made in 2017 to the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015, to the extent it reduces the earlier distance rule from 100 metres to 50 metres.If as a matter of fact, there are no compelling reasons based on public interest for the State to engraft the impugned amendment in 2017 for the KMMC Rules, to reduce the distance criteria from 100 metres to 50 metres, then subject to the maintainability of examination of those matters, those aspects will have to be considered in depth, Justice Alexander Thomas observed in an order passed last month while considering petitions seeking quashing of the National Green Tribunal order directing the Central and the State Pollution Control Boards to follow the criteria of maintaining 200 metres from residential/public buildings and inhabited sites while considering granting permission for stone quarrying.The petitioners and the State Government contended order of the National Green Tribunal would substantially lead to striking down of statutory rule contained in Rules 10(f) and 41(i) of the KMMC Rules, 2015, as amended in 2017, and that it is now well established by decisions of the Apex Court and this Court, that the National Green Tribunal being a creature of a statute and which is not a tribunal as envisaged under Article 323A and 323B of the Constitution of India, may not have the powers of judicial review so as to strike down a statutory rule or regulations.Till its amendment in 2017, the distance rule for permitted quarrying operations involving blasting happened to be 100 metres, subject to various other stipulations. Post amendment, the distance rule in question reduced to 50 metres, and the distinction between quarrying involving blasting activities and quarrying involving non blasting activities was also generally obliterated, the Court noticed.The court prima facie, observed that many or quite a few of the quarries now being operated in the State or proposed to be operated would be within the vicinity or within the significant proximity of the Western Ghats in the State. It said: “Environmentalism and ecological considerations are no longer to be viewed as fads or “fashionable ideology”. This is especially so, since this State has seen a great tumultuous flood in August, 2018, and a mini flood in August, 2019, and quite heavy rainfalls occurred even in this year in August, 2020. This State has witnessed not only great floods in August, 2018, but has also seen the terrible calamities and tragedies in the land slides that have occurred both in August, 2019 and this year in August, 2020.” Posting the cases to 23rd September 2020, the judge further observed:”After hearing all the parties concerned this Court would prima facie take the view that, the reasonableness and constitutional validity of the amended provisions of the KMMC Rules as per Rules 10(f) and 40(1)(i) made as per S.R.O. No.346/2017 to the extent it reduces the earlier distance rule from 100 metres to 50 metres and various related aspects arising out of the said amended notification may have to be seriously examined in depth. This Court is of the considered view that in such a case, the technical approach of examining the technical submissions and if accepted quashing the impugned order alone might not suffice, and indeed it should be the constitutional responsibility of this Court as a Constitutional Court exercising powers of judicial review and superintendence to have a holistic view and to examine whether the said amended provisions made as per S.R.O. No.346/2017 to the limited extent it reduces the distance rule from 100 metres to 50 metres in the scenarios enumerated therein will have to be considered.”The Court has, however, extended the interim order it passed earlier, till 28th September, which reads as follows:”In cases where a quarrying permit/quarrying lease issued under the provisions of the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015 is valid and current as on 21.7.2020 (date of the impugned order rendered by the Tribunal), which do not fulfill the new distance norms stipulated by the NGT order, then it shall be ensured that status quo regarding the distance criteria based on Rule 10(f) and Rule 40(i) of the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules may be maintained by the respondent authorities concerned during validity period of such current permits/lease. Needless to say, in such cases, the competent authorities concerned can insist for strict compliance of the other applicable norms, guidelines, orders, etc. However, it is made clear that in the case of the applications of fresh grant of quarrying permits/quarrying leases or applications for renewal of quarrying permits/leases, which do not fulfill the abovesaid impugned distance criteria stipulated in the order of the Tribunal, then such requests need not be granted for the time being. But at the same time, in those cases, such fresh or renewal application, including that for EC, PCB consent, explosive licence, local body licences, etc. in that regard may be processed and such applications need not be rejected solely on the ground of nonfulfillment of the new distance norms stipulated in the impugned order dated 21.7.2020 of the NGT.”Click here to Read/Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story read more