Préfet d’Ille-et-Vilaine v. Maire de Langoüet

May 27, 2019
Provisional judgment
France, Rennes

Préfecture d’Ille-et-Vilaine
Daniel Cueff
Arnaud Delomel

Summary proceedings
Herbicide, Insecticide, Fungicide
The Prefect is asking for the repeal of the order prohibiting the spraying of pesticides within 150 m of the residences taken by Daniel Cueff, Mayor of Langoüet.
Administrative Court of Rennes, France

August 27, 2019
The anti-pesticide order issued by the Mayor of Langouët was suspended by the judge of the Rennes Administrative Court because "the means alleging the incompetence of the Mayor of Langouët to regulate the use of plant protection products on the territory of his municipality are likely to create a serious doubt as to the legality of the order".
National law

The decree banning the application of pesticides within 150 m of homes issued by the mayor of Langoüet is attacked by the Prefect of Brittany on the grounds that this measure is not the responsibility of a mayor, but of the Minister of Agriculture. The hearings took place on 22/8/2019 and showed massive support for Daniel Cueff's initiative. About twenty other municipalities have issued similar decrees. The judge of the Rennes Administrative Court suspends the contested decree on 8/27/2019. The mayor announces that he will appeal this decision.