Communauté de communes du Pays du Coquelicot

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Communauté de communes
du Pays du Coquelicot
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
No. of communes 66
Established 2001
Seat Albert
 • President Stéphane Demilly
 • Total 464.0 km2 (179.2 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 29,114
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Budget 9,776,224 € in 2006

The Communauté de communes du Pays du Coquelicot is a communauté de communes in the Somme département and in the Hauts-de-France région of France.


The communauté de communes consists of the following 66 communes:[1][2]


The communes of the communauté delegate their representatives with the following responsibilities:

  • Establishment of a joint development zone
  • Help for the communes in the development of their town planning documents.
  • Economic and land use planning
  • Studies, programming, land acquisition and creation of the air industry in Haute Picardie and an economic area near Méaulte.
  • Acquisition of land, planning and management of areas of community interest of more than 1 hectare.
  • Studies on water quality.
  • Studies on flood control
  • Collection, treatment and recovery of household waste.
  • Studies and action from residents for the schedule for improving housing.
  • Information from landlords and tenants for local housing
  • Creation or alteration and maintenance of roads in the public domain known as "intercommunal" defined on the basis of
    criteria including: School routes, business roads and tourist paths.[3]
  • Removal of snow on the roads
  • Financing of the local mission
  • Workshops during the school holidays.
  • Leisure centre with or without accommodation centres for the young
  • Music Schools
  • Library
  • Creation of a community newspaper
  • Transportation
  • Fishing Schools
  • Promoting tourism and hospitality.
  • Maintenance of hiking routes defined by the Department

Budget and Taxation[edit]

The Community is funded by:

  • Single business tax (at a rate of 10.29% in 2006), which replaces the taxes previously collected by the communes.
  • A refuse collection tax.

Economic Development[edit]

  • 'Platform aero-industrial' to be carried out as a joint project with the Department of the Somme.
    The project costs of €40 million is to be funded by the European Union (22.5%), the region Picardie (30%), the département (30%),
    Airbus (11.25%) and the communauté (6.25%). As such, the communauté will pay €468,000 in 2008.
  • The business park at Albert.
  • The draft joint development zone located between Méaulte and Bécordel-Bécourt between Airbus and the airport at Albert.

Wind power development[edit]

The Community Council of 12 November 2007 approved a draft covering 19 communes, mainly in the north of the territory,
which could accommodate wind turbines, if the Prefect approves the application.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  2. ^ INSEE
  3. ^ NB: The list of intercommunal roads is attached to the prefectorial order approving the statutes

Coordinates: 50°00′N 2°39′E / 50.00°N 2.65°E / 50.00; 2.65