A shared vision for lake Milada

Over the past few years connected with the transformation of the former Chabařovice quarry into Lake Milada, Palivový kombinát Ústí, s.e., as the administrator of the area of Lake Milada with the right to manage the majority of the state property located in this area, representatives of the local authorities of the Ústí Regional Authority, the towns of Ústí nad Labem, Chabařovice, Trmice, the municipalities of Ústí and Modlany and other towns and municipalities in the vicinity, representatives of professional and academic institutions, associations, interest groups and the public have been discussing at various occasions the future form of this extensive area.
A set of themes, which can be considered as shared values, and a widely shared vision of where Lake Milada and its vicinity should be heading, what it should look like, and how it should be used, were frequently repeated during these discussions.





1. MILADA KEEPS ITS NATURAL CHARACTER


New activities in the area will not harm the water quality in Lake Milada, which is currently very high. Newly established vegetation in the landscape must be preserved and further developed. The extensive continuous natural areas, which will be accessible to inhabitants of the neighbouring settlements, will especially be protected.
Conditions for natural processes will be created in the artificial landscape to increase the biodiversity of the area and to increase the resistance of the landscape environmental changes.



2. MILADA REFERS TO THE RICH HISTORY OF THE REGION


The strong story of the whole area, which preceded the development of this location, must be acknowledged. The Lake Milada site will refer to the local inhabitants' fates, commemorate abandoned villages and transformation of the landscape. Visitors to the site will get details about the location's industrial history, area reclamation, and new landscape development.
The uniqueness of this area will be further developed; the area will maintain its spatial generosity and genius loci.



3. MILADA CONNECTS


Milada will contribute to improving the quality of life of local residents and strengthen the Ústí area brand as a place for good living. Sustainable on-site development will contribute to the region's greater social cohesion.
Residents of surrounding cities and municipalities should once again recognize the Lake Milada site as their own and take responsibility for the future of this site at the same time.



4. MILADA, A LAKE FOR EVERYONE


The location of Lake Milada is remarkable for its scale and freedom of movement. This vast, natural public space is accessible from all directions at any time.
Future developments and activities in the area will always take place in ways that preserve unrestricted public access, particularly with a view to protecting and preserving the permeability of the lake's banks.



5. MILADA BECOMES AN ORGANIC PART OF THE REGION


Milada should not remain an isolated natural landscape between two cities (Ústí nad Labem and Teplice) surrounded by linear transport infrastructure.
The Lake Milada site needs to be better connected with its surroundings. It should be incorporated into the wider region, the new landscape of the North Bohemian Basin, a popular and easily accessible place on the boundary between the Ore Mountains (Krušné hory, Erzgebirge) and the Central Bohemian Highlands (České středohoří).



6. MILADA OFFERS A DIVERSE QUALITY PROGRAMME


The Lake Milada location will provide a variety of ways to spend free time appealing to all age groups, residents and visitors throughout the day and night, seven days a week and throughout the year. A mix of activities will ensure that the economy is resistant to cyclical fluctuations and structural changes.
Site amenities will be designed in a ‘smart’ way to allow for the use in all seasons, at a minimal impact to the environment. Proposed land uses and buildings shall not create barriers, the site shall maintain its natural character.



7. MILADA WILL BE AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD PRACTICE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


The area's progressive transition should be focused on principles of sustainable development in tourism sector, energy conservation, and in the protection of natural values. Innovative technologies and methods will be used and tested in the area that will provide a sustainable and self-sufficient approach with minimal environmental impact.
Milada will be an inspiration for transforming the whole Most Basin into a healthy and prosperous region.



8. MILADA, WATER AS A RESOURCE


Water on site will be preserved as one of the components and strategic resource of the newly created landscape. Management of the site at Lake Milada will contribute to stability of water management in the region.



9. MILADA’S FUTURE WILL RESULT FROM A FEASIBLE AND ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION


Development of the Lake Milada site will be based on a realistic and financially feasible solution. This requirement is not intended to limit innovative and ambitious concepts. We want to build on realistic assumptions so that the development of the area brings new opportunities to young generations without burdening them with life in debt and the previous generation's ill-considered decisions.
It is necessary to find the optimum model that will enable effective implementation of intentions, administration of the area, and long-term economic sustainability.



10. MILADA AS A PUBLIC INTEREST


Lake Milada's shared vision is intended to contribute to the fulfilment of the public interest in maintaining and improving the environmental conditions and usability of the newly created landscape for the region 's inhabitants to enhance the quality of their lives and for the region's sustainable development.
The possibility of an adequate reduction of the protected deposit area will be evaluated on the basis of that public interest.