Works of the deviation of Beynac (24) stopped: the opponents give their figures.
Philippe d’Eaubonne and his friends estimate the costs already incurred at 11.77 million euros, not 15 million as announced by the department. Even if they have achieved a great victory by having the site stopped by the Council of State, the opponents of Beynac (Dordogne) diversion, members of the Save the Valley of the Dordogne collective, do not fall asleep on their laurels. . They have just published the results of a study they have done to a civil and military engineer to verify and quantify the actual costs of the abandoned yard. – deviation of Beynac –
Decisions in the Serres d’Auteuil or Samaritaine cases raised the fear that the use of heritage protection associations in the Council of State – an institution where there is no equivalent in other democratic countries – is certainly doomed to failure. Fortunately, common sense and legislation seem to triumph for a while in a much-discussed case, but we had not really been treated in The Tribune of Art (except here) to be able to investigate early enough: the construction of Beynac’s derivation, in the Périgord. In fact, in a judgment of 28 December 2018, the Conseil d’État considered that this project was not responding to a compelling reason of overriding public interest, it seems likely that in the state of the investigation serious doubts would arise as to the legality of the contested decree “and therefore decided that the decree of the prefect of the Dordogne of 29 January 2018, authorizing the works, was suspended.
After the suspension of the work of this deviation by the Council of State on Friday, the initiator, Germinal Peiro, confirms that it will continue the legal battle. The history of the case shows that he has often made a personal history.