Paris aircraft noise pollution: 17 municipalities join in the legal fight to get noise reduced
Seventeen municipalities in Ile-de-France, near Paris, are joining the appeal, against aircraft noise, before the Council of State filed by a group of associations.Conscious of the health impact of airborne noise on their fellow citizens, they support legal action and want the application of a European regulation on sound protection around airports. The 17 communes have joined the legal action taken in April by the “Association of Defense of Val-d’Oise against the air noise nuisances” (Advocnar) and the collective “Alert nuisances aerial” (ANA). It plans to put in place Environmental Noise Prevention Plans (EFPPs) to limit the impact of air traffic on the population. On April 24, 2017 ADVOCNAR etc applied to the Conseil d’Etat for France to comply with European law concerning the reduction of noise related to air traffic around Orly airports, Roissy Charles-de -Gaulle and Le Bourget. They say the Ile-de-France is a region 10 times more populated than all other metropolitan areas in France, and concentrates half of the national air traffic. The European directive 2002/49 / CE needs the French State to engage in a real step of sustainable development, protecting the health and the sleep of the overflown populations, without calling into question the economic benefits of the presence of the 3 main Parisian airports.
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Orly: Villeneuve-le-Roi, Sucy and Saint-Maur join the appeal against the airport
> Ile-de-France & Oise > Val-de-Marne > Villeneuve-le-Roi
November 20, 2017 (Le Parisien)
The three municipalities have joined the appeal filed by associations against the density of traffic of the three airports in the Paris region.
It was “obvious” that they would join the process. “We are particularly attentive to the rights of residents and we support associations,” says Didier Gonzales, Mayor (LR) of Villeneuve-le-Roi.
Of the 17 cities that lodge appeals for voluntary intervention with the State Council against Paris airports , three come from Val-de-Marne: Villeneuve-le-Roi, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés and Sucy-en Brie.
Three cities that suffer particularly from the development of the airport of Orly, and fear that it will be done at the expense of the tranquility of residents living nearby.
“The airport continues to grow with new lines, says Sylvain Berrios, Mayor (LR) of Saint-Maur. It is not only the economic pole that is developing, but the air activity. Orly airport must realize that it is in urban areas and that it can only continue to grow while respecting the commitments of the State.
“It’s not a question of comfort, says Didier Gonzales, it’s the health of local residents that is at stake. And there is also a strong economic problem, because when we lose inhabitants, we also lose resources” .
Original French at
Aircraft noise pollution: 17 French municipalities join in the legal fight of associations
> Ile-de-France & Oise > Val-d’Oise |
By Thibault Chaffotte (Le Parisien)
November 20, 2017
Seventeen municipalities in Ile-de-France are joining the appeal before the Council of State filed by a group of associations.
The fight against air pollution in the Ile-de-France is reinforced a little more. The group of associations which has filed an appeal before the Council of State to request the application of a European regulation on sound protection around airports announces have rallied 17 communes Ile-de-France to this action . The latter have lodged appeals in voluntary intervention, which means that they join the legal action taken in April by the Association of Defense of Val-d’Oise against the nuisances air (Advocnar) and the collective Alert nuisances aerial (ANA).
“We have increased contact with elected officials to get their support, says Luc Offenstein, president of the ANA. We have been working with them for a long time. “. If this does not change the nature of the procedure, this gesture reinforces the symbolic weight of this approach. “It shows the inadequacy of the measures currently in place,” says Louis Cofflard, the association’s lawyer.
Gérard Bouthier, president of the Environmental Vigilance Association of Val de l’Yerres, Luc Offenstein, president of the group Alert air nuisances, and Louis Cofflard (from left to right), their lawyer, when filing the appeal before the Council of State. LP / TC
April, the latter appealed to the Council of State to request the application of the European directive n ° 2002/49 / CE. It plans to put in place Environmental Noise Prevention Plans (EFPPs) to limit the impact of air traffic on the population. However, the associations argue that the Roissy and Orly PPBEs are insufficient and do not correspond to the terms of the directive . As for that of Le Bourget, it has never been set
By joining this action, municipalities also participate in court fees, according to a scale established according to the size of the communities, which ranges from € 250 to € 1,000. The collective of associations hopes that other municipalities will agree to join this fight. He intends to approach the intermunicipalities soon.
“We hope that it improves things”
> FREDERIC BOURDIN, Mayor of Domont
The group of associations that filed an appeal to the Council of State about air pollution could already count on the support of two Val-d’Osois municipalities: Saint-Prix and Gonesse. Now 17 municipalities in the Paris region support this action, including Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Domont, Eaubonne, Frette-sur-Seine and Plessis-Bouchard.
“We have always supported the Advocnar [Val-d’Oise Defense Association against air pollution],” said Maurice Chevigny (SE), Mayor of Frette-sur-Seine. It hopes that the implementation of a better Environmental Prevention Plan (PPBE) in line with the EU Regulation will lead to the adoption of measures to reduce the impact on air traffic for the populations: curfew at night, equipment to reduce the hissing of the reactors, modification of aircraft approach angles, etc. “There have been some improvements but there is still a lot to do,” he said.
Frédéric Bourdin, Mayor (LR) of Domont, is in the same process. “We hope that this approach improves things, but what would be good is also to fight against degassing. Hundreds of liters of kerosene are squeezed every time in nature. Whatever the type of nuisance, Val-d’Oise is at the forefront of air pollution. “Roissy is the number one airport in Europe in terms of number of flights, first in number of night flights and second in impacted population,” said Patrick Kruissel, vice president of Advocnar. He points out the shortcomings of Roissy’s PPBE. “There are 250,000 noise people in the perimeter of the airport. The measures planned for the moment reduce the nuisance than for 1% of them “.
Original French at
Saint-Prix, le 17 novembre 2017
Communiqué de presse (Press Release)
Bruit autour des aéroports franciliens :
17 communes déposent des recours en intervention volontaire auprès du Conseil d’Etat
La France ne respecte pas la directive européenne n° 2002/49/CE, qui exige des états membres la mise en place d’une cartographie des nuisances sonores et des plans d’action (PPBE) pour limiter le bruit dans les zones dépassant les valeurs limites, en particulier pour les aéroports de plus de 50 000 mouvements.
Le 24 avril 2017, ADVOCNAR, ANA, élus et associations requérants1 ont saisi le Conseil d’Etat pour que la France se conforme au droit européen, concernant la réduction du bruit lié au trafic aérien autour des aéroports d’Orly, Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle et Le Bourget.
[In English: On April 24, 2017, ADVOCNAR, ANA, elected and applicant associations applied to the Conseil d’Etat for France to comply with European law concerning the reduction of noise related to air traffic around Orly airports, Roissy Charles-de -Gaulle and Le Bourget.]
La transcription complète de la directive européenne n°2002/49/CE dans la législation française
L’annulation des PPBE de Roissy CdG et d’Orly, non conformes à la directive
L’adoption d’un PPBE conforme à la directive pour Roissy CDG et Le Bourget
La mise en révision sans délai du PPBE d’Orly, en conformité avec la directive
Aujourd’hui, 17 communes d’Ile-de-France2 déposent des recours en intervention volontaire auprès du Conseil d’Etat. Conscientes de l’impact sanitaire du bruit aérien sur leurs concitoyens, elles soutiennent l’action juridique.
[In English: Today, 17 municipalities of Ile-de-France2 file appeals in voluntary intervention with the Council of State. Conscious of the health impact of airborne noise on their fellow citizens, they support legal action.]
L’Ile-de-France est une région 10 fois plus peuplée que l’ensemble des autres régions métropolitaines et concentre la moitié du trafic aérien national. La directive européenne n° 2002/49/CE est l’occasion pour l’Etat français de s’engager dans une véritable démarche de développement durable, protégeant la santé et le sommeil des populations survolées, sans remettre en cause les bénéfices économiques de la présence des 3 principales plates-formes franciliennes (Roissy CdG, Orly et Le Bourget). Répondre aux exigences de cette directive consiste en la mise en œuvre des solutions, qui sur d’autres grands aéroports ont prouvé leur faisabilité technique et économique, combinée à une forte efficacité environnementale.
[In English: Ile-de-France is a region 10 times more populated than all other metropolitan areas and concentrates half of the national air traffic. The European directive n ° 2002/49 / CE is the occasion for the French State to engage in a real step of sustainable development, protecting the health and the sleep of the overflown populations, without calling into question the economic benefits of the presence of the 3 main Parisian platforms (Roissy CdG, Orly and Le Bourget). Meeting the requirements of this directive is the implementation of solutions, which at other major airports have proven their technical and economic feasibility, combined with high environmental efficiency.]
Luc Offenstein Patric Kruissel Maître Louis Cofflard (avocat des requérants)
1 Action conjointe menée par : Associations et collectifs ADVOCNAR – ANA – CIRENA – CSNA – DRAPO – ESSONNE NATURE ENVIRONNEMENT – LES AMIS DE LA TERRE Val d’Oise – OYE 349 – FNE-IDF – MNLE 93 – QVLB – SOS Vallée de Montmorency – UFCNA – VILLE & AÉROPORT Communes de GONESSE et SAINT-PRIX
2. Communes d’ANDILLY, COMPANS, CORMEILLES-EN-PARISIS, DOMONT, EAUBONNE, LA FRETTE-SUR-SEINE, LE PLESSIS-BOUCHARD, LINAS, MONTGERON, SAINT-MAUR-DES-FOSSÉS, SANNOIS, STAINS, SUCY-EN-BRIE, TAVERNY, VARENNES-JARCY, VILLENEUVE-LE-ROI, YERRES