Provincial politicians are allocating 1.7 million euros for the underground of the high-voltage lines at ‘s Heerenbroek, and are also investing in bicycle paths, fauna bottlenecks and farmyard coaches. There will also be money for the shoveled flocks of sheep. Thirteen of the fourteen groups are today presenting an ‘action plan’, in which they divide five million euros for next year over ten points that they consider important together.
The largest amount will go to the underground of the high-voltage lines at ‘s Heerenbroek. “An important step to resolve a long-standing issue,” the parties write. Residents of ‘s Heerenbroek have been waiting for high-voltage lines to be installed underground since 2009. Most of the money needed for this is now there. But about half a million more is needed to realize the undercabling.
flocks of sheep
The traditional shepherds and their flocks can move forward again. With the disappearance of a provincial subsidy, the herds were in danger of going bankrupt, but the parties now want to extend the scheme for a year, so that structural financing can be sought for the shepherds and their sheep.
The parties will also allocate 750,000 euros to construct and restore landscape elements, and will invest more than half a million extra in the construction and safety of bicycle paths and bicycle facilities, such as a bicycle path at the Engbertsdijksvenen nature reserve.
The province is also allocating half a million so that farm coaches can help more farmers with their future. Farmyard coaches support farmers in their search for a ‘fair’ revenue model and in improving and making their farmyards more sustainable. According to the parties, they are doing ‘important work for a sector that is struggling’.
A hundred thousand euros will be spent on ‘appropriate forms of housing’ for the elderly to promote the flow of people in the housing market. This is done with the help of ‘regional teams’
Over the next ten years, more than ten million euros would already be spent on the construction of crossings for game. But there are still twenty urgent bottlenecks in Overijssel where deer, otters or badgers are regularly run over. By allocating half a million extra, a number of these locations can be tackled.
To combat impoverishment and crime, 250,000 euros is being invested in tackling holiday parks, four tons goes to ‘blue’ in the forest, to intensify enforcement in the countryside.
The province makes more than two hundred thousand euros available for starting and small drama, dance or theater companies. The SGP is the only party to make reservations to this arrangement and will not support the arrangement. The party has objections in principle to the type of productions that can be financed from the scheme.
It is the first time that Overijssel parties have collaborated in this way. In the spring memorandum, the Overijssel opposition and coalition were still diametrically opposed. All opposition proposals were then voted down. “We did not want to experience such a low point again,” the parties write. “That’s why we put our heads together to write a plan together that can count on the broadest possible support.”
Only Forum for Democracy does not participate in the polonaise.