“Dear fellow citizens,
The State has just opened the public inquiry phase on the application of the anticipated Natural Risk Prevention Plan (PPRN) of Saint-Martin.
The public inquiry is a major step required in order for the State to approve this new document on the cyclonic hazard. The public inquiry is open until October 31, 2019.
WHY WE MUST MASSIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC SURVEY
BECAUSE it is crucial for our future and for our territory, to participate fully in this survey,
BECAUSE it is essential at this stage to make our voices heard,
BECAUSE last July 17, the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin, which represents the population of Saint-Martin and its economic actors, gave a unanimous opinion against the anticipated application of the PPRN. The Collectivité has been overwhelmingly supported in its approach by the Parliamentarians, the Chamber of Commerce of Saint-Martin (CCISM), the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of Saint-Martin (CESC), the District Councils, the associations of co-owners and professional federations.
BECAUSE by rejecting this version of the PPRN we have expressed our strong will to build with the State an acceptable plan, taking into account both the safety of the inhabitants and the future development of these coastal areas with high socio-economic potential.
TOGETHER, we are requesting a postponement of the implementation of the PPRN to allow time for a broader consultation of the inhabitants and socio-economic actors and propose a revised PPRN that is better designed and adapted to our realities.
I invite you to meet the investigating commissioners and share with them your suggestions and counter-proposals in the public inquiry register that has been opened for this purpose at the préfecture of Saint-Martin at the following times:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm/ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Your contribution can change everything and improve the document. With my elected colleagues, we invite you to participate massively in this public inquiry. The future of St. Martin is at stake”.
President Daniel GIBBS