Soil artificialization consists of transforming agricultural or natural soil into an impermeable zone for building housing or an urban area.
These objectives were set by the "Climate and Resilience" law of 2021, and their application arouses the discontent of several associations of elected officials, including that of rural mayors.
They denounced "a territorial imbalance" and the risk of "creeping supervision" from the regions.
A transpartisan mission to the Senate recently put forward its own bill, with no less than 25 measures to "correct" the law and "get communities out of the blur".
In close collaboration with the Minister for the Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, the deputies Bastien Marchive and Lionel Causse suggest for their part a "mutualization of the artificialization linked to major national projects of general interest, in order not to impact the rights to build communities that welcome them".
They also provide for the establishment of a "rural guarantee" to ensure that sparsely populated municipalities have a minimum artificializable surface for the coming decades. It would also be a question of creating a real estate envelope piloted by the mayors and dedicated to the realization of projects of intermunicipal interest.
"We are keeping intact our national objectives for the protection of soils and natural spaces as they result from the Citizen's Convention for the climate", specifies Mr. Causse in a press release.
The two deputies wish to “engage in discussions with the Senate in order to reach joint proposals which could come into force by the end of the year”.