Appeal by Flemish government against aircraft noise rejected

Environmental case still pending De Standaard reported on Friday (2 September) that an appeal filed in 2014 by the Flemish government to the State Council against the concentration of airline traffic at Brussels Airport was introduced too late and therefore deemed inadmissible.

The Flemish government opposed in February 2014 to so-called Wathelet plan. Changes in the plan a few months before the elections affected several flight routes in the northern outskirts of Brussels.

Five Flemish municipalities pushed for the appeal.  In addition, together with the regional government, they have launched a request for an injunction on environmental grounds that is still pending.

The federal Transport Minister François Bellot (MR), states that he is still working on the development of a comprehensive solution.

The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)


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