Brussels Government: the procedure for revising the Regional Land Use Plan is open

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This essential planning tool in Brussels, divides the regional territory into different zones according to the multiple activities that are admitted there. It determines, at the scale of each plot, what can be built there (housing, offices, shops, etc.) or not. Each request for a planning permit must comply with it.

In accordance with the Regional Policy Declaration for the 2019-2024 legislature, the government of the Capital Region has decided to launch work on updating this plan which shows 20 springs. Objective: better respond to current urban challenges and take into account the evolution of the economic, social, urban and environmental context of the city-region.

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New skills

In 20 years, the Brussels Region has acquired significant new powers through successive State reforms. Like all metropolises on the planet, it faces new urban challenges: the demographic challenge and the affordable housing crisis, the increased need for equipment of collective interest and public service, climate protection and the reduction of polluting emissions, the fight against the heat island effect and urban revegetation, the implementation of the Good Move plan and the requalification of public spaces, the establishment of a legal framework to facilitate urban agriculture projects, etc.? commented the Brussels Minister-President on Tuesday.

The regional organization will be responsible for supervising the work to revise the plan.

To date, the first consultations with regional and municipal authorities as well as a first sequence of digital information for the public have been organized from August 26 to October 15.

Field surveys

For the rest, the revision of the PRAS will require carrying out a detailed analysis of the evolution of the urban fabric of Brussels. Concretely, field investigators will crisscross the territory of the Region in the coming months in order to examine how the latter has evolved in recent years. Once this analytical work is finalized, the actualization of the existing de facto situation, essential to found strong and objective public policies in terms of territorial development, will be carried out.

At the same time as these field surveys, the preparatory work for the revision of the tool will start this year and will involve all the regional stakeholders, in particular through the constitution of working groups internal to the Region or a participation process.

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