Jõelähtme Municipality, which is located east of the capital of Tallinn in Harju County, has submitted a proposal to the neighboring town of Maardu to change their respective borders to make them better correspond to the needs of their residents. Part of the deal would involve exchanging approximately 250 hectares of land each.
According to the proposal, 262 hectares of land to be given by Jõelähtme to Maardu would enable Maardu to expand east to include an area of makeshift buildings, referred to in Estonian as a pilpaküla, while Jõelähtme would receive 249 hectares of land from Maardu in the area of the Vana-Narva Highway industrial village in the north, Jõelähtme municipal mayor Andrus Umboja told BNS on Monday.
Additional adjustments would be made to the borders of the two municipalities in the area of Veeru Street in Kallavere, in the area of Rebase Street in Uusküla, in the area of the Maardu overpass of Tallinn-Narva Highway, and in the area of the Aarde residential district of Maardu.
According to Umboja changing the border between Jõelähtme Municipality and Maardu has been on the agenda for several years already, and with good reason.
"Several of the areas close to the border are connected more with the needs of the residents of the town, and others with those of residents of the rural municipality, which is why it makes sense to adjust the border between the local government units," Umboja explained.
Editor: Aili Vahtla