Anglet: a charter to oversee the reception of future businesses in the port of Bayonne

During the meeting of Wednesday, January 18 of the City Council, the elected Angloyes had to decide on the Charter of the companies of the port of Bayonne, which will be submitted to…

During the meeting of Wednesday, January 18 of the Municipal Council, the elected Angloyes had to decide on the Charter of the companies of the port of Bayonne, which will be submitted to all the municipalities concerned. A document drawn up within the framework of the territorial strategic committee of the port of Bayonne, which brings together the cities of Anglet, Bayonne, Boucau, Tarnos, the Departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Landes and the Basque Country urban community.

Port and sustainable development

“It is part of the desire of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and its institutional partners to ensure the sustainable development of the establishment of activities in connection with the port of Bayonne”, indicated Jean-Pierre Laflaquière, deputy mayor in charge of contract policies and community advisor. The elected official also spoke of “optimizing economic projects in port and neighboring areas, also ensuring their acceptability for the port and local players. »

This seems to exclude any installation of new rolling mills, like that of Celsaregularly called into question for the nuisances it causes, but defended by the Region as an example of the circular economy, since it reprocesses scrap metal to transform it into billets which can be used again in the production of metal parts.

For Jean-Pierre Laflaquière, “we may regret its late implementation, but this charter is real progress. In his view, it must promote the dissemination of information and analyzes on future projects between all the communities concerned, directly or indirectly.

Resorb the nuisances

Sandrine Derville, elected opposition member, but also vice-president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, also defended the interest of this charter. “The port of Bayonne is an essential pillar of economic development and employment for Anglet, as for the whole of the Basque Country. But it is sometimes a source of nuisance for local residents and it is necessary to reduce them. This is the essential issue of the transition, which must be accelerated. This is the purpose of this charter, even if it will not solve everything. »

Sandrine Derville judges that it will “reconcile economic and environmental interests and city-port integration. »

This charter does very little to reassure the mayor of Anglet, for whom “the port is a sensitive subject and the charter will not solve the problem that we have on the installations that we are subjected to. We are working to improve the living environment of the people who live across the street (from these facilities, editor’s note) but it is not easy. Especially when we have, as I have seen, dealing with manufacturers who are in such bad faith that we cannot measure it. »

Claude Olive hopes that this charter “is not a decoy” but agrees, half-heartedly, that “before, we weren’t even asked for our opinion. »

Anglet: a charter to oversee the reception of future businesses in the port of Bayonne