Lecturers managed by the transport and urban design specialist, Dirk Lauwers have a brief, on behalf of the developer of the Ghelamco plan, to produce a study on the national stadium project in Heysel Parking C. The details are reported on Friday in De Tijd.
At the end of January, the game appeared to be over for the football stadium, after the refusal by the Flemish Minister, Joke Schauvliege (CD&V), to grant planning permission for Ghelamco to build it. A team of researchers from Antwerp University will now look into the reasons for the plannng permission refusal.
The purpose is not to restrict the study to Parking C and the Flemish periphery in the north of Brussels. A multitude of urban development projects and facilities are planned for the years to come. Given that projects are planned with an element of time distance between them, it is difficult to assess potential traffic development, without taking into account the combined impact of all such projects.
Mr Lauwers and his team will discuss all of this with all relevant stakeholders. The spokesman for Ghelamco, Philip Neyt, indicated, “We hope that [Lauwers and his team] will formulate proposals and methods to untangle the intricate issues at stake here.”