Préfet des Deux-Sèvres v. Maire de Chizé

2000106 // 20BX00493
January 16, 2020
Final judgment
France, Bordeaux

Politicians
Préfecture des Deux-Sèvres
Daniel Barré
Hervé Pielberg

Administrative
Summary proceedings
All
Suspension of the execution of the order of October 22, 2019 by which the mayor of the municipality of Chizé, Daniel Barré, prohibited the spraying of pesticides within 150 m of homes on the territory of the municipality.
Court of Appeal of Bordeaux, France
Appellate (Appeal) Court

June 4, 2020
Negative
The interim relief judge of the Court of Appeal suspends the execution of the order prohibiting the use of plant protection products.
National law

The order prohibiting the use of pesticides in the commune taken by the mayor of Chizé was challenged by the prefect of Deux-Sèvre before the administrative court of Poitiers on the grounds that this measure was not the responsibility of a mayor, but of the minister of agriculture. On January 31, 2020, the interim relief judge suspended the contested order. The commune of Chizé appealed on 02/14/2020. On June 4, 2020, the interim relief judge of the Bordeaux administrative court of appeal suspended the execution of the municipal order. Following the decision of the Council of State on 12/31/2020 (439253), the mayor has withdrawn his order.