On June 26th the people in the region in and around Nantes voted by 55% to 45% to support plans to build the controversial new, two runway airport at Notre-Dames-des-Landes and to close down the existing one runway airport in Nantes.
The vote is a disappointment to the campaigners who have fought for many years against the new airport. They argue it is both destructive and unnecessary.
But the vote is not binding on the French Government. Indeed, the Government will struggle to build it given the scale of oposition there is to it across France.
The campaign to stop it continues. There will be a huge protest held over the weekend of 9th and 10th July: https://www.acipa-ndl.fr/