The government hopes for the promulgation of the law fighting against “soil artificialization” before the end of July. Nicolas Guyonnet / Hans Lucas via Reuters Connect
DECRYPTION – Coming from the Senate, the bill zero net artificialization of soils should be adopted on Tuesday.
How to curb urban sprawl without hampering the development of municipalities or the objective of green reindustrialization? How to impose limits on concreting without antagonizing the mayors? The equation, complex, monopolizes since Thursday the debates in the National embly, around a bill “aiming to strengthen the support of local elected officials in the implementation of the fight against the artificialization of soils”.
A text from the Upper House, where Senators Jean-Baptiste Blanc (LR) and Valérie Létard (UDI), who co-wrote it, managed a few weeks ago to obtain a large majority in the Senate. And put on the agenda of the Palais Bourbon with the support of the Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu.
We must give guarantees to rural communities so that they keep their building rights in order to maintain our model of access to property
Bruno Retailleau, president of the LR group of the Senate
France has destroyed more natural spaces in fifty years than in the previous five hundred years, recalls the Ministry of Ecological Transition, and “consumes” now some 21,000 hectares per year, or “the equivalent of 3.2 football fields…