The town hall defends its “Quais de Neuville” project

The town hall defends its “Quais de Neuville” project
The town hall defends its “Quais de Neuville” project

Neuville-sur-Saône. Google Maps Capture

Neuville town hall continues to defend its project “Which ones from Neuville” after a demonstration on June 28 at Place Ampère to protest against these developments.

On Friday, June 28, an undeclared demonstration brought together around fifty people opposed to the project. “Which ones from Neuville” Place Ampère, in Neuville. Supported by the Lyon Metropolis and the city of Neuville-sur-Saône, this development project for the city of Neuville has been contested for several weeks by several groups. According to a press release from the Neuville-sur-Saône town hall, “banners were hung without permission”et “A petition was published by the organizers, containing numerous approximations, false allegations and unfounded rumors.”

The city wishes “reestablish certain facts”

In its press release, the municipality claims to be “very attached to this project to beautify the city and improve the living environment”and adds wanting “reestablish certain facts”. She assures in particular that a very broad consultation was organized by the Metropolis of Lyon between January and March 2023 and that the fairground workers and traders were met, specifying that she proposes “a balanced approach”.

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The most controversial measure is the one concerning the removal of 125 parking spaces to allow the creation of green spaces, it was this which had pushed traders, fairground workers and associations to take to the streets this Friday, June 28 to request a reopening of the consultation. The city of Neuville assures that these 125 spaces will indeed be removed, but that “Parking will be better organized and optimized“.

The municipality “has always supported local trade”

The town of Neuville-sur-Saône assures that it has “always supported and defended local trade”specifying that it will finance the city centre management association to the tune of 94,000 euros per year: “Few municipalities of the same size are so committed.” It also guarantees that the position taken by Éric Bellot, mayor of Neuville, certifies this commitment; the elected official had voted in 2023 against a project to establish several brands in Massieux, “because it would have harmed our businesses.”

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The Neuville town hall concludes: “Numerous studies show that the attractiveness of downtown businesses is not limited to the number of parking spaces. Why continue to ignore it?”

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