This law for "Access to Housing and Renovated Town Planning" of March 2014 applies throughout the country without
distinguishing the city from the countryside.
It is an aberration for the countryside in that it has removed the notion of the “covered earth ratio” and the minimum area of land relative to built area. As a result, historically residential areas are being turned into housing estates.
After consulting a lawyer, the Association wrote to the Mayor to denounce the perverse consequences of this law, proposing to introduce in the PLU a concept of maximum ratio of buildings to land.