Real estate development
The economic system in Belgium and beyond is undergoing a profound and substantial process of ‘greening’ - federal, regional and local governments are aiming for a more sustainable and sensible land use. This development affects both private companies and the public sector.
Environmental law requirements play a substantial role in planning and permitting procedures of public infrastructure and public services, such as public transport, roads and railways, energy and water supply or waste disposal facilities. Such infrastructures regularly have significant environmental impacts – not only during construction and operation, but also in the phase of decommissioning and aftercare, such as in the case of landfills and mining areas.
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We provide legal assistance in the field of environmental law in the broadest sense (urban planning and land use, planning methodologies, environmental aspects, socio-economic permits for retail etc.)
We’re experienced in supporting the largest and most complex development projects. We perform a feasibility study on the planning of your future project, including examining the compatibility of your real estate project with the permits issued and the applicable planning instruments (regional plans, special development plans, spatial planning implementation plans etc.) Our services further include following up environmental effects, mobility and safety reports and compliance with other requirements (e.g. an archaeology memo).
Tailor-made legal advice requires a comprehensive approach. Therefore, our integrated environmental and planning law team of experts provides extensive practical experience and expertise in all relevant areas of law and in dealing with private and public sector companies, local governments, authorities and courts.
Our advice in environmental and planning law in particular pertains to the following subject areas: