fondation pour la defense de l'environnement

Eglantine (F)

In September 2008, the company Orange was issued with a building permit to erect a telecommunication relay antenna on Notre-Dame-d’Allençon’s church tower, 15 metres away from the school. Local residents launched a petition then founded the organisation Eglantine, which took legal action against Orange. On 5 March 2009, the Court of First Instance of Angers prohibited Orange France from setting up the antenna on the church tower according to the precautionary principle. This is the first incident in France of a case law referring to an uninstalled antenna. Orange France however appealed against this decision. The organisation Eglantine has to deal with major lawyer fees, and the case is not over. Terre Humaine is contributing to the legal fees.

website: Eglantine