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Belgium - Constitutional Court - d'Arripe c.s. v Valloon Region - Summary with link to judgment

Public Participation concerning Plans, Programmes and Policies Relating to the Environment – The simplification of planning legislation concerning highways in the Walloon Region of Belgium is not violating Art. 10, 11 and 23 of the Belgian Constitution in combination with Art. 10 of the EC Treaty, the EU Directive 2001/42/EC and Art. 7 of the Aarhus Convention. Although it is henceforth possible to obtain planning permission for the construction of a motorway in some zones without a prior revision of the regional land use plan, this does not mean that the parties concerned are deprived of any form of preventive and curative legal protection.

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