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13 January 2012

Saint-Malo silos stopped

René Couanau, the mayor of French town Saint-Malo, has refused planning permission for a project to build eight cement silos at Saint-Malo port which would have led to additional traffic of 20,000 tonnes per year, 10% of the freight activity at the port.

He was said to be concerned over the aesthetic impact the project would have, as well as having concerns relating to the circulation of heavy goods vehicles in the town centre.

The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Youenn Le Boulc'h, is in favour of the project and has asked the mayor to reconsider his decision.

Couanau will not reconsider. He said the objective must be to maintain, or even develop, the activity of Brittany Ferries at Saint-Malo.
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