26 December, 2013

Servir Angers wants the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport scheme to land in the electoral campaign

While the Pays de la Loire prefecture has recently published several regulations about the start of the works regarding Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, that facility comes back in the Angers electoral debate thanks to the Servir Angers platform. That one, which supports the Union des démocrates indépendants (Udi) candidate, Laurent Gérault, considers the implementation of such a scheme would severely damage Angers interests.

"What has been planned for Angers? Nothing until today. What will be the consequences in land settlement, railways and roads, balance between territories? Nothing has been planned for Angers, 2nd city of the region" points out Nicolas Cocuaud, one of the (next) Mr. Gérault's running mates, himself involved in the Collectif des citoyens angevins contre le projet d’aéroport de Notre-Dame-des-Landes and in Greenpeace. "This is a major stake for the Angevins' future and so, for the municipal elections", warns Mr. Cocuaud.

According to several political organizations supporting Laurent Gérault in his campaign, the scheme is also
Nicolas Cocuaud (Credit picture : Servir Angers)
ill-timed with the current situation of public finances which, already, leads to freeze many projects. About one year ago, the Notre-Dame-des-Landes scheme had been regularly criticized by its opponents through demonstrations in Angers down town and even an interruption of the New year wishes ceremony last January.

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