Residents of the Pest County village of Páty recently staged a demonstration in front of the Spanish Embassy in Budapest, rallying against a planned golf course in their village and its investor, Grupo Milton, index.hu reports. The fifty protesters were from the citizen group “Páty is not for Sale.”
Independent representative of the local government, József Tollner, read a list of complaints by locals including the damaging effects they think the course would cause to the environment and those living in the village. Residents fear that local population would double as a result of the project. They also complained against the investor, as they believe it has no references.
A referendum was held earlier in the community, but it was declared invalid, and the local government voted for carrying out the investment.