News of: Friday, March 09 2012,
Another step has been taken in the long sequel about the 17th century windmill 'de Otter'.
Upon the latest decision of the Raad van State, Holland's highest court of law, the neighbourhood council where 'De Otter' resides, had to take a new decsion about whether it would allow the windmill owner to move the windmill out of Amsterdam.
As predicted, the neighbourhood council decided to not issue this license, so the windmill must stay in Amsterdam.
The owner complains that at its present location, it can not get enough wind. Therefore, windmill can not be operated, and the structure will deteriorate.
The windmill owner may appeal against the neighbourhood council's decision, but it is not yet known if they will do so.
For more details, see also the privious news item.
See also our page about the 8 windmills in Amsterdam.
Windmill De Otter