Client: Municipality of Aristotelis (former Municipalities of: Arnaia, Panagia, Stageira – Akanthos)
Area: Settlement of Kalivia, Municipal Unit of Arnaia, Municipality of Aristotelis, Regional Unit of Chalkidiki
Study Category: Surveying (16) – Hydraulic (13) – Environmental (27)
The Environmental Impact Study, which was carried out in two stages, concerns the hydropower of the Krasoneri springs located at a distance of about 4 km northeast of Varvara Arnea of the Municipality of Aristotle, with the aim of water supply of the settlements of Kalyvia of Varvara and Beach of Kalyvia Varvara – the second settlement has been designated and demarcated by the approved General Urban Plan as a holiday home development area. t is underlined that according to the approved General Urban Plan, the future population of Kalyvia of Varvara – with an area of approximately 100 acres – is estimated at about 120 people and the beach of Kalyvia of Varvara – with an area of approximately 585 acres – is estimated at about 1,200 people (seasonal population).
Apparently, for the “Capodistrian” municipality of Arnaia, the promotion of tourism on its unique coastal front, about 1.5 km long, was of strategic importance. So today, the Municipality plans to build the necessary infrastructure projects in the aforementioned areas before their development, which is perfectly consistent and correct. Significant positive socio-economic consequences from residential development and tourism promotion are recognized, which is encouraged through the proposed projects, mainly during the “operation” phase of the projects, while at the same time there will be indirect positive consequences for infrastructure projects related to the “repair of forest roads, which are not easily accessible in some places.
In the Environmental Impact Study an identification table and a qualitative environmental impact assessment were used for the construction and ”operation” phases of the proposed Project. Finally, environmental impact measures are proposed, which are realistic in their implementation, both from a construction and an economic point of view.