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The news did not go unnoticed among opponents of the Grand Sud-Ouest Rail Project (GPSO).
On March 21, the prefect of Gironde and New Aquitaine, Étienne Guyot, former GPSO coordinator prefect, issued an order authorizing SNCF Réseau to "enter private properties in the context of carrying out work on new
lines Bordeaux-Toulouse and Bordeaux-Dax
25 municipalities in Gironde are affected by this measure, even though the project is fiercely opposed, in particular for the impact it will have on natural areas and agricultural land.
This prefectural authorization, granted for a period of five years, allows agents of SNCF Réseau and mandated companies to enter the private properties of the inhabitants of the Gironde, "with the aim of carrying out operations of surveys, surveying and topographic
picketing , geotechnical reconnaissance, environmental studies, acoustic measurements and preventive archeology
The agents are however not authorized to “
enter inside the dwelling houses
” but will be able to carry out their operations on private land.
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We don't know if the money will be found (...) and I have to give my consent for diggers to come and demolish people's land?
There is no question
Jacqueline Lartigue-Renouil, co-president of a collective of elected officials from South Gironde opposed to the project
This decree must now be displayed in the town halls concerned, “
at least ten days before the start of operations
But for many of them, it is not.
I will not display it
”, immediately assures Jacqueline Lartigue-Renouil, co-president of a collective of elected officials from South Gironde opposed to the GPSO and mayor of the commune of Bernos-Beaulac, targeted by this decree.
The elected official has taken note of this text but regrets that the prefect has not responded to his requests or to the letter from the Association of Mayors of Gironde.
It can't happen like that, we are considered nothing at all
", Jacqueline Lartigue-Renouil storms.
Our municipalities are going to be destroyed, we don't know what's going on, we don't know if the money will be found, if the land will be bought, and I have to give my consent for diggers to come and demolish the land people
There is no question.
“The elected affirms that several Girondin city councilors will also refuse to display this decree.
She recalls their request for a "
pure and simple abandonment of this project in favor of the renovation of existing lines, which will cost a third of the GPSO project