Olmeto (Corsica), France


Within the framework of the Corsican Sustainable Urban Development Development Plan (PADDUC), several development projects have been launched. While the PADDUC should lead to a rational and sustainable development of the coastline, its interpretation by some municipalities contributes to the artificialisation of an already fragile coastline.

Among these construction projects in Olmeto are golf courses and various residences on agricultural land and Outstanding Spaces.

In June 2008, a rally was organised to demand respect for Corsica's coastal heritage and affirm the desire to ensure respect for the Coastal Law. In March 2009, 29 out of 51 territorial councillors opposed the original project.

While the vote of the PADDUC had been suspended by the Corsican Territorial Authority (which sees the failure of its project coming), Nicolas Sarkozy relaunched it in February 2010 during his visit to the island.

A preliminary draft law was submitted for consultation to the Corsican Assembly which, in a deliberation of 17 December 2010, unanimously issued a favourable opinion, requesting, however, that a number of amendments and additions be taken into account, specifying, in particular, the inclusion of the PADDUC in the hierarchy of urban planning standards.

Cancellation of the Olmeto PLU by the Bastia Administrative Court on 23 March 2011.

On February 4, 2014, the Marseille Administrative Court of Appeal confirmed the total cancellation of the Umetu/Olmeto PLU and rejected the municipal appeal.

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