Préfet de la Drôme v. Maire de Saoû

September 16, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Grenoble

Préfecture de la Drôme
Daniel Gilles
Grégory Delhomme

Summary proceedings
Suspension of the order of 2 September 2019 prohibiting the application of pesticides within 150 m of houses in the municipality's territory, taken by Daniel Gilles, Mayor of Saoû.
Administrative Court of Grenoble, France

October 2, 2019
The decree of 2 September 2019 is suspended because the mayor is incompetent to issue such a regulation and has not demonstrated any imminent danger or particular local circumstances justifying the decree, according to the court..

The order prohibiting spraying of pesticides in the municipality issued by the mayor of Saoû is attacked by the prefect of Drôme on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor, but of the Minister of Agriculture. On 2 Oct. 2019, the court suspends the order. The mayor announces that he will appeal.