The text on the legal obligation to clear brush has just been adopted by members of the National Assembly. Indeed, previously voted unanimously in the Senate, the deputies are also in favor of the application of this law aimed at strengthening the obligation to clear one’s garden. But what does that mean?
Today, “you have the obligation to clear your land and keep it in a cleared condition if it is located less than 200 meters from a wood or a forest”, as the website tells us. official from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion. “This operation must be carried out around your home to a depth of 50 meters”, he specifies.
But why is it reinforced? Questioned by our colleagues from the Individual, Christophe Chantepy, expert in the defense against forest fires at the National Forestry Office (ONF), explains to us that this obligation has been reinforced “because it is considered a major tool for prevention against Forest fires”.
Indeed, in view of global warming, more and more forest fires are breaking out each year in France. In order to no longer see thousands of hectares of natural spaces burned, our colleagues from Capital informs us that a law “aiming to reinforce the penalties in the event of non-compliance with the obligation of clearing should be voted soon”, such as increasing the amount of fines, which will go from 30 euros to 50 euros.