Victoria and Daniel haven't yet submitted an application for a building permit for their new summer house in Solliden.
According to the documentation, the new building to be over 400 square meters on one level - plus a proper pool, only a few hundred meters from the sea.
- It may sound strange, but is rather moderate. A quite ordinary villa for a family with children, says the Director of Administration of Solliden, Leo Eriksson, who is also the city architect of Borgholm's municipality.
The Crown Princess couple has given green light for construction from the municipality and the county administrative board in Kalmar. The decision means an exemption from the shoreline protection, but any application for a building permit the couple have not yet submitted.
- It may simply be that they are busy with their new baby right now, said Borgholm's City Planning Director George Borgo.
Leo Eriksson says:
- You get an idea about how they see the case through documents in the waiver request. They will build in one level considering the surroundings, they do not want anything bulky in height which may interfere with the skyline and the view of the scenic area.
He explains that the impressive building area, 407 square meters, also includes garages, storage and other ancillary rooms.
- The family will project the real estate in peace and quiet. For me as a city architect, it is just one of many planned summer homes on the island, and by no means the largest or most expensive.
Bertil Ternert from the court press department says:
- They thrive on Solliden and we can rejoice in their desire to develop the property. It is a totally private castle owned by the royal family, which receives no state funding but is financed by the activities carried out there, primarily tourism.
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