Targeted in December 2020 by a prefectural deficiency order for not having built enough social housing between 2017 and 2019, the municipality of Saint-Cloud (Hauts-de-Seine) had received a fine increased by 170%.

The city had also been stripped of its power to issue building permits on its territory.

The administrative court of Cergy-Pontoise (Val-d'Oise) confirmed this decision on Wednesday, reports

Le Parisien


[Social housing in #SaintCloud]

⚖️ The administrative court gives reason to the prefect of #HautsdeSeine.

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– Prefect of Hauts-de-Seine 🇫🇷🇪🇺 (@Prefet92) January 25, 2023

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The unlabeled mayor Éric Berdoati has announced that he will appeal this decision.

He specified that he would not hesitate to seize the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.

As a reminder, the Solidarity and Urban Renewal Act (SRU) adopted in 2000 requires eligible cities to build at least 25% social housing.

Gold Saint-Cloud posted a rate of 17% in 2021, details Actu Hauts-de-Seine.

Six other towns in the department had been taken by default.

The municipality had attributed this deficiency to the abandonment against its will of a construction project of 280 student accommodation replaced by the construction of a museum.

Unconvinced, the court pointed to the "insufficiency of resources" deployed by the municipality.


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