Decades in, stakes high in French airport vs farmland fight
Monday, 11 December 2017
Plans have been in the works to build a regional airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes since the 1970s -- and for nearly as long so have efforts to thwart construction. Years of activism and failed attempts by authorities to clear the picturesque farmland mean the regional airport remains in the city of Nantes where inhabitants are increasingly unhappy. Now the government is expected to rule on the fate of the project, with stakes high on both sides of the conflict.