YPEHODE countered criticism by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and sought to win over public opinion on Monday, September 22 with a reminder of a list of planning studies currently under way in the country’s regions. A total of 134 studies to expand town plans, affecting 8,828.7 hectares of land, are being carried out in most of the country’s regions. Their completion is a prerequisite for the inclusion of possible illegal buildings within town plans, or simply for connecting them to the power grid in accordance with the recent bill. The planning studies being drawn up include 3,073.5 hectares in Attica in the municipalities of Lavrion, Neo Iraklion, Aghios Stefanos, Halandri, Ano Liosia, Pallini, Kalyvia, Mandra, Methana, Markopoulo, Kifissia, Maroussi, Skala Oropou, Nea Palatia Oropou, Fokaia, Anavyssos, Rafina, Nea Makri, Aghia Varvara, Kamatero, Rodopolis, Salamina, Melissia and Marathon. Six studies are also under way in the Peloponnese (420 hectares), 10 studies in Western Greece (837 hectares), 15 studies on Crete (441.3 hectares), one of 10 hectares on Rhodes, eight in the Northern Aegean (343 hectares), five in Thessaly (166.3 hectares), 18 in Sterea Ellada (1,448 hectares), four in the Ionian (361 hectares), four in Epirus (361 hectares) while in all of Macedonia and Thrace, 29 studies are being carried out, covering 1,729 hectares.