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What is happening in Juan les Pins now & what is happening next year


Ok, let me try & make sense of this document for you. I have done my best with the extremely dry nature of an official document and have only included the main points I think you may be interested in. 
1. The beach/restaurants of the Juan les Pins area are/were the first to be demolished. The area they were in,are to remain public for season 2018. Work will commence in winter for the mix of removable & permanent fixtures
2. Concern is for narrow nature of the beach therefore the beach area is having some works done to ensure no further degradation of the beach & costal / ocean area,ie widening the beach, like they are in Cannes
3. Restaurants on the beach ( in the future) will need to be informed prior to storms etc , so they can pull down their fixtures ( they should be able to fold away).This is to minimize damage to the beach & themselves  
4. I won’t bore you, but general waste management will be improved so there is no danger of accidents in the future & the pier/pontoons to be replaced or repaired, except for the one near  Lucky Beach/Lido &  Star Plage
5. Water quality controls will be taken from Ponton Courbet; Great Beach Juan-les-Pins • Dulys Bridge • Antibes-les-Pins East • Antibes-les-Pins West • Limit West commune & during summer go through 21 separate tests to ensure water quality

6. Demountable/Removable Buildings: 
a)to be open minimum 48 weeks, these are classified as tourists resorts 
7. Permanent Structures: 
a)must be open 11 mths minimum
b)Constructed on stilts given risk of submersion in bad weather plus other details that I won’t bore you with but does include being folded down in bad weather
c)Entry must be a road level so people in wheelchairs can gain access
d)Seasonal opening : from April 15 to October 15
All will need to be: 
a) 1/3 open,1/3 transparent & 1/3 built

8.Disabled Access to public & private areas to be improved with more ramps & toilets 
NB: the Handiplage Beach is on Plage Salis in Antibes & is fully accessible.

This is the dry & bit:
and is a direct translation from part of the pdf:

As part of the new concession it is planned:
Courbet area:
In the new concession plan, in the Courbet area, 5 lots are intended for the exploitation of beach lots (lots No. 22, 23, 24, 27, 28).
On these lots:
• Lots 22, 23 and 28 are seasonal lots (open for the summer season only) with
buildings with floor space of 108 m² and 18 ml including 36 m² of terrace;
• Lots 24 and 27 are annual lots (to be opened 48 weeks after obtaining approval) of which the built surface represents: 297.5 m² (terrace included) and 35 ml. The distribution of the different surfaces is:
o Closed area: 85 m²;
o Covered area: 106.25 m²;
o Terrace: 106.25 m².
They will be the subject of new authorizations within the framework of this concession. These will be attributed via calls for applications and in accordance with the procedures of Delegation of Public Service.
Two lots are dedicated to nautical activities:
• Lot 25 with an area of ​​78 m²;
• Lot 26 with an area of ​​79 m².
These lots are located at the end of the spur Saint Honorat.
Large public beach:
The large public beach located between the Courbet area and the Lutétia spur is preserved as well as the nautical base that is currently established: demolition planned for the 2017/18 season and the setting up of a modular establishment in 2019.
Lutétia area:
In the new concession plan, in the Lutétia zone, 7 lots are intended for beach exploitation (lots 30, 31,32, 33, 34, 35, 36).
On these lots:
• DSP lots # 30, 33, 34, 35 and 36 are seasonal lots (open for the summer season only) with buildings with floor space of 108 m² and 18 ml including 36 m² of terrace;
• DSP lots 31 and 32 are annual lots (to be opened 48 weeks after approval)
whose built area represents: 297.5 m² (terrace included) and 35 ml. The distribution of the different surfaces
East :
o Closed area: 85 m²;
o Covered area: 106.25 m²;
o Terrace: 106.25 m².
They will be awarded via calls for applications and in accordance with the procedures for public service delegation.
Four public beaches are located in this area:
• A free beach located between the Lutétia cob and the only seasonal lot of the zone (721 m²);
• A free beach located in front of the villa El Djézaïr (2,483 m²);
• Two free beaches located between the 4 seasonal lots, in front of the access devices (741 m² and 655 m²).
The garden near the Earl Lutétia will be treated later, in the course of the future the concession, within the framework of a more global reflection integrating its close environment (crossroads Sainte-Marguerite / Boulevard du Littoral sector).
 
In the Lutétia area, a lot is intended for nautical activities:
• Lot 37 with an area of ​​75 m².
This lot is implanted at the end of the ear n ° 4.
end of translation 

 
This has all been mathematically worked out to be exactly 50-50 public & private space

Now to the rumours…….
I have only heard, nothing concrete, that they were also going to look at the restaurant/beaches along the Promenade de Soleil & more importantly Plage Keller. Plage Keller doesn’t surprise me as it has bought out/taken over Plage Joseph next door & is enormous, it looks like it takes up more than 50% of the beach.( In 2020 you will see removal of Plage Joseph & maybe Plage Keller because of the eco rules...no more the 20% of beach can have structures, sorry I can't remember where this came from)
Anyway stay tuned, I have also heard that the Martinez in Cannes is one of the losers, not sure what it means exactly. It could be the whole lot or just the sunbathing area
 

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