The Brussels-National airport (Brussels Airport) is not doing enough to integrate into its environment, according to a noise pollution evaluation study. This study was performed by A-Tech and Anotec, and requested by the Brussels Environment minister Céline Frélault. The study compared Brussels Airport to around a dozen other airports known for their “coherent approach and which are particularly well integrated due to their sustainable development”, La Libre Belgique and la Dernière Heure reported on Tuesday.
Of the airports studied, Zaventem impacts the local population the most. Brussels National also comes last in applying balanced approach principles. “While operational measures have been taken, there is still no land planning, no sound-proofing policy, and no compensation has been paid to residents”, the papers say.