The Brandenburg State Environmental Agency has issued another early construction permit for a Tesla factory near Berlin. The company is allowed to remove the remaining forest soil on 80 hectares and then level the plots.
In early February, Tesla submitted a request for the removal of the topsoil and its leveling in the 80 hectares recently cleared of pine plantation. On March 31, the Brandenburg State Environmental Agency granted Tesla a permit that allows work to continue on the new site. The new permit allows for the early commencement of excavation work on the company's territory. The permit includes removal of topsoil to a depth of 0.3 meters (1ft) and leveling of soil in already cleared areas, a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Environment said.
This permit is the eleventh early approval. Another application for approval of the early start of construction of power lines is still pending.
At the moment, Giga Berlin has not received a final environmental permit under the Federal Emission Control Act, so Tesla is building with prior approvals. A final permit is expected to be issued shortly, although no exact date has been given.
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