From Iceland — Residents File Written Complaint Against Planned Home For Disabled

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A group of Icelanders living near the proposed site of a home for the disabled have filed a formal complaint against the decision.

Vísir reports that the written complaint “demands that this decision be taken back.” The decision in question is the City of Reykjavík’s plan to build a group home for disabled people. The proposed house would be approximately 600 m2 and be occupied by six new residents, all of them with multiple disabilities.

However, a group of residents who live near the proposed site of the home for the disabled have opposed the decision, and have sent a letter to the City of Reykjavík listing their objections.

“The proposed changes will in all likelihood depreciate the value of our properties,” wrote one resident.

Many also expressed concerns that the house would necessitate a large parking space, and that an office has no place in a residential area (NB: the group home would not be an office; it would be a residential house).

While the residents have previously threatened to go to court over the matter, it remains to be seen if the case will go to trial, and on what grounds.

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