Roger Federer's villa on the lake: why there is controversy in Switzerland



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Roger Federer's villa on the lake: why there is controversy in Switzerland

Roger Federer is enjoying his life after tennis, cultivating his passions and hobbies. Meanwhile, the Swiss Maestro is continuing to build his villa in Kempraten near Rapperswil-Jona. However there would be some problems. As reported by the site tio.ch, the regulatory plan of the Canton of St.

Gallen provides for the passage of a public footpath along the river. The association for free access to Swiss lakes and waterways accuses the authorities of not respecting the law. The tio.ch site collected some opinions from locals regarding the construction of the new Roger Federer's villa, underlining how many are not in favor of non-compliance with the rules relating to rivers, lakes and waterways in Switzerland.

Roger Federer's villa on the lake: why there is controversy in Switzerland

"The law applies to everyone, including Roger Federer. It is a massive violation of existing laws," says Victor von Wartburg, founder of Rives Publiques, the association for free access to Swiss lakes.

Sebulba wrote: "It's envy. It's very simple: the Uferweg costs money and generates no money. So why spend taxes on such a thing?" Martial.k said: "Planning is complete, approval has been granted. Mr. Federer has the right, like all of his neighbors, to build his property by the lake.

Unfortunately, there will always be people everywhere that they are jealous of everything." Chezbobo added: "If I once paid a lot of money for a lake access and now a charity wanted to walk in my garden, I would resist too.

After all, there are enough lakesides accessible. Anyone working the wrong way should settle down, certainly not Federer." Sascha_zurcher also said: "Federer is right. Also I would never want to build a mansion on an expensive piece of land, where everyone can peek into it.

That would be an absolute no-go for me. You can buy anything with money." Cestlavie in fact says: "You can buy anything with money, and that probably also applies to the Federers." The village shop looks towards the association headquarters: "Unfortunately they won't have the right, because access to the lake is already sufficiently secured."

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