Minister Demir and the city of Bruges are sticking to the football stadium at Blankenbergse Steenweg | Jupiler Pro League

Ten days ago, the Council of State caused a bomb under the stadium files of both clubs by destroying the spatial plans for the football stadium and the business park.

Last week, all parties already sat together and the Flemish government has now given the green light to Minister Demir for an adjusted plan, but that plan must be adopted by the full Council of Ministers within a month.

A new stadium for Cercle Bruges will be built on the Blankenbergse Steenweg. This move is also crucial for Club Brugge, because no new stadium for Cercle means no new stadium for Club. Club wants to build a new stadium at the current location of Jan Breydel.

The new plan must respond as much as possible to the comments of the Council of State, which last week destroyed the 2007 regional spatial implementation plan.

For example, the extensive car park will make way for tiered parking spaces that take up less space. In the context of careful use of space, zones will also be designated for water buffering and landscape integration. There will be a clear consideration of social interests and the zone in front of the industrial estate will also be retained and motivated by the necessity in the Bruges region.

Demir wanted a solution path within 8 days and so it happened. After consultation with the city and the football teams last week, the department entered into official and technical consultations with the city and the West-Flemish Intercommunale with a view to rapid legal restoration. Today the Council of Ministers followed that route. Appointment in 1 month.

The city council of Bruges also fully supports this method. Mayor Dirk De Fauw: “We are more than satisfied that Minister Demir and the Flemish Government want to unblock this file in this way. This is crucial not only for both our football teams, but also for the further economic development of our region. We will do everything we can from the city to make this solution route possible

to make.”

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