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Home shopping delivery: the town hall of Paris is concerned about a decree in preparation to regulate "dark stores"


These “dark stores” are considered by the town hall to be warehouses, whereas the premises in which they have been installed are most often commercial premises.

The town hall of Paris said on Saturday its "


" about a draft decree concerning "

dark stores

", a text which is "

not final

" and is the subject of a "


", a-t - we assured on the side of the Minister in charge of the City and Housing.

Emmanuel Grégoire, first deputy PS at the town hall of Paris, in charge of town planning, tweeted on Saturday his "


" and his "


" about "

a draft decree (...) which in fact legalizes the dark blinds.


The capital has been raising its voice for several months against these places opened by the actors of the fast delivery of shopping at home, considering that they do not respect the regulations in terms of town planning.

These “

dark stores

” are considered by the town hall to be warehouses, whereas the premises in which they have been installed are most often commercial premises.

Warehouses and shops do not have the same impacts in terms of nuisance and neighborhood activity.

Local residents complain in particular about the nuisance generated, in particular by the comings and goings of delivery people.

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From now on “

a simple collection point will be enough to be considered as a business

”, assured the elected official, joined by AFP, and asks “

the government to suspend this project and to convene a specific working meeting on this subject with France. Urban and the big cities concerned


A hundred “dark stores” in Paris

Questioned by AFP, the ministry delegated to the Minister for Ecological Transition, in charge of the City and Housing, confirmed that a draft decree and a draft decree were "

under development

", in particular for “

better supervise the development of dark stores, dark kitchens

” and “

clarify the status of these premises


A "


" has been underway "

for six weeks

," said this source.

The project “

was submitted in July to the consultation of the various stakeholders (local authorities and professionals concerned).

This consultation made it possible to collect the first feedback and the various proposals from the stakeholders on the text

”, according to the same source.

In the coming weeks, the work of adapting the text and consulting the actors concerned will continue in order to best reconcile the various issues

”, we added.

Read alsoParis: first financial penalties for dark stores

In June, the town hall of Paris announced that it wanted to impose, by the beginning of July, the first financial penalties on the “

big players

” in the delivery of fast home shopping.

The capital now has, according to Emmanuel Grégoire, a hundred of these businesses, which have been booming since the travel restrictions intended to stem the Covid-19 epidemic.

Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2022-08-14

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