A collective of residents of Alalouf wood, near La Ramée in Tournefeuille, will file an appeal to stop the project to build a 33-meter-high relay antenna. They denounce its establishment in this classified wood, near Toulouse. And are surprised at the non-mutualization.
The relay antennas are sprouting up like mushrooms in the metropolis of Toulouse. A new 5G mobile telephone pylon is about to emerge south of Toulouse, in the town of Tournefeuille. The operator Bouygues and the town hall have signed a contract for the construction of an antenna 33 meters high, which will be located in a wood, Chemin de Larramet, near the green base of La Ramée.
A classified wood
Some residents oppose this future construction. Worried about possible health risks, they also deplore that the town hall of Tournefeuille has chosen, without consultation, this location. Alalouf wood is indeed classified under town planning.
It is a protected site. With this relay antenna, on rampage an arm of the forest of La Ramée.
The collective plans to take legal action to demand the cancellation of the project. A petition has been posted to support their action.
Six relay antennas in the same area
Local residents also argue that relay antennas are already present in the area. The site cartoradio lists six, including one less than 500 meters from the future site.
Why do operators not share the same antennas? This would avoid all these constructions.
For its part, the town hall says it has chosen this site while respecting environmental and health measures for residents. Asked by France 3 Occitanie, the municipality prefers to speak on the subject after an information meeting, scheduled for October 21, with Bouygues and the inhabitants.
On wires website, the town hall of Tournefeuille justifies this future establishment (the 9th on the territory of the municipality) by a “rebalancing of the mobile telephone network“. Auto”during the last confinement, it was noted that the mobile network was saturated. Indeed, some areas of the municipality are still little covered by some telephone operators.. “
According to’ANFR, the National Frequencies Agency, some of the authorized sites in France are shared between several mobile telephone operators, but their number is not communicated. According to Michel Sauvade, national referent of the Association of Mayors of France for mobile telephony and president of the National Dialogue Committee on public exposure to magnetic waves:
The operators have no obligation to share the antennas and for reasons of competition some categorically refuse to share the same installation. In some places, you can see relay antennas only a few meters away. It is clear that we need to legislate in this area. “
At each antenna, a rent
The installation of a new relay antenna on the public domain is the object of a rent, the amount of which is freely negotiated between the municipality and the. There is no ceiling, the amounts of these rents often remain secret and are conditioned on the price of the land.
The rents charged by the town halls vary. It depends on whether you are in a rural or urban area, but it can go beyond 40,000 euros per year.
Amounts that may encourage certain municipalities to increase the number of facilities to replenish the funds of their municipality.