Stade Rennais: Appeals filed against the extension of the training center

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opposition After reviewing its copy, the professional football club received the green light from the municipality to extend its headquarters to La Piverdière

Stade Rennais : Appeals filed ;s against the extension of the training center

The Stade Rennais training center is located on the Piverdière site, in Rennes. A place currently under construction at the request of the football club. — C. Allain/20 Minutes

The work has already started to large reinforcement of tractors and trucks on the Piverdière site. Nestled to a stone's throw from the ring road, the Stade Rennais Football Club training center is being extended. The professional football club, provisional leader of a championship which has just started, plans to develop new grounds to increase its influence. fifteen hectares, or 3.5 hectares more than at present. The club would have liked stretch more but had given up faced with the reluctance of elected officials and associations occupying the Prévalaye site, a true haven of biodiversity. Validated by the mayor of Rennes in the spring, the new project seemed to satisfy almost everyone, including within the committee; tracking.

Last week, two organizations filed a legal action to try to stop the construction site. In a press release, the association Nature in the city and the collective Safeguarding of the Prévalaye announced seized the administrative court. Opponents notably target “the inadequacy of the impact study” during the reproduction and nesting period of protected species. The issue of soil sealing is also part of the grievances of the two collectives, who denounce the “absence of request for authorization under the law on water” ;. For these reasons, the opponents are asking for a “suspension of the work”.

Stade Rennais: Appeals filed against the extension of the training center

The Stade Rennais, which occupies 11 hectares on the Piverdère site, will extend its influence over a little more of 15 hectares. – Artefactory/NeM Architectes

To develop its new grounds, Stade Rennais has and will proceed with the consolidation of several plots of meadow and horticultural land. “In an ideal world, we would have liked have more, we are not going to hide it. Twenty or even twenty-five hectares. But the site presents constraints and we tried to optimize as much as possible,” club president Olivier Cloarec. In particular, the SRFC wishes to increase its surface area of ​​buildings to; 9,000 m², against 2,500 so far, with the aim of hosting its training center there.