Developers looking for building land will have to show their credentials: more and more cities want to impose their views - often tinged with ecology - in terms of town planning. Thus in Colombes, in the Paris region, no more building permits are granted if the project does not meet the requirements of the new charter, voted in March 2021: green roof, recovery of rainwater but also minimum size of rooms and modular housing…
"We were elected to slow down production and not let developers do anything
," says Alexis Bachelay, deputy mayor for town planning in the city (EELV). In one year, the number of housing units built in the city has been halved, going from 1,000 to 500 per year.
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Colombes is not an isolated case.
Bordeaux, Nice, Angers or Annecy have voted new construction charters.
"Right now, it's all over the place, and it's true for all political sides"
, worries Pascal Boulanger, the president...
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