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Mayors demand that Borne be able to regulate the “dark stores” themselves


These kitchens and stores which intend their products to be delivered are debating, between nuisances, competition and precarious working conditions.

Elected officials from large cities, mostly on the left, ask in a letter to Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne to be able themselves to regulate “

dark stores

” and “

dark kitchens

”, these premises dedicated to the preparation of deliveries which have multiplied since 2020 .

The mail that AFP has obtained must be sent Friday or Saturday to the head of government, it was specified in the entourage of a signatory mayor.

We wish (…) that the municipalities where this type of activity thrives have the legal means to regulate them and to fight effectively against all the negative externalities that they produce

”, write the elected officials.

They denounce, among other things, the nuisance inflicted on the inhabitants, the increased competition for traders and the precarious working conditions of delivery people.


- Dark stores: what is it?

Shops or warehouses?

The first signatories of the letter are the socialists Anne Hidalgo (Paris), Benoît Payan (Marseille), Martine Aubry (Lille) and Cédric Van Syvendael (Villeurbanne), the ecologists Bruno Bernard and Grégory Doucet (Lyon), Anne Vignot (Besançon), Pierre Hurmic (Bordeaux) and Jeanne Barseghian (Strasbourg), the communist Patrice Bessac (Montreuil), and two elected LRs, the president of the Métropole du Grand Paris Patrick Ollier and that of the Association of Mayors of Ile-de-France Stephane Beaudet.

Read alsoBattle between mayors and the government over “

dark stores

Incarnations of “

quick commerce

” which allows products to be ordered online and delivered in a few minutes, “

dark stores

” and “

dark kitchens

” have multiplied in the heart of metropolises, thanks to confinements and curfews. successive.

The first store everyday consumer products while the second are kitchens not attached to a restaurant, only intended for the delivery of dishes.

At the heart of the controversy, a draft decree which, in a provisional version unveiled by the Parisian deputy for urban planning Emmanuel Grégoire, would allow these premises to be considered as places of commerce and crafts, provided that they have a collection point for the public.

These modifications "

would put the municipalities we represent at risk of seeing these establishments multiply on our territories which, even with a reception counter, would nevertheless remain warehouses or opaque kitchens

", maintain the signatories. .

The executive had promised Thursday to "

continue the consultation

" with the stakeholders, and the Minister Delegate for the City and Housing Olivier Klein

ban, or not, a dark store in a district


Source: lefigaro

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