Public planning and environmental law
Public planning law, like environmental law, is a discipline that has developed enormously since the 1970s. It was then that people began to realize land was a finite resource and that it was vital to better manage land use. Today, the sustainable use of land and natural resources has become a major challenge for society, which largely explains why the regulations are extremely complex and why understanding them requires significant scientific knowledge. In this context, an attorney can try to help individuals by answering questions they may have when they are confronted with a new construction project.
Typical questions might be: there are plans to operate a quarry next door to the old age home I have just moved into for peace and quiet – is this allowed? Does my neighbour have the right to put in a swimming pool on the boundary with my property? Does the mobile telephone mast that an operator wants to erect in my village conform to regulations, and could it be a risk to my children’s health? On the other side of the coin, an attorney can provide invaluable support to property developers or entrepreneurs who want to ensure that their planned project does not come up against justified objections from neighbours who are directly affected.
Avocats concernés :- Jean-Claude Perroud
- Xavier Rubli
- Michel Chavanne
- Luc Recordon
- Raphaël Mahaim