Préfet des Yvelines v. Maire du Perray-en-Yvelines

August 29, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Versailles

Préfecture des Yvelines
Paulette Deschamps
Corinne Lepage

Summary proceedings
Cancellation of the decree of 17 May 2019 banning pesticides on the territory of the municipality of Perray-en-Yvelines taken by Paulette Deschamps, Mayor.
Administrative court of Versailles, France

September 20, 2019
The anti-pesticide order issued by the Mayor of Perray-en-Yvelines was suspended by the judge of the Versailles Administrative Court because "the plea raised by the Prefect of Yvelines based on the incompetence of the Mayor seems likely to create a serious doubt as to the legality of the contested acts".

The decree banning pesticides in the municipality of Perray-en-Yvelines issued by the mayor is attacked by the prefect of Yvelines on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor, but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearings took place on 9/16/2019. The order is suspended by the judge of the summary proceedings on 09/20/2019. To date, 80 municipalities have issued decrees against pesticides. The municipality is appealing.