News Ventilus

  • 26 January 2024

    Adoption in principle of the Ventilus Regional Land Use Plan

    The Flemish Government today gave the go-ahead for the approval in principle of the Ventilus Regional Land Use Plan. The accompanying policy, which was also given the go-ahead, includes an expanded compensation policy, Elia's commitment to underground some overhead lines in West Flanders and an agreement to integrate the high-voltage infrastructure into the environment (landscape integration).

  • 05 January 2024

    Soil surveys in West Flanders

    High-voltage operator Elia is planning several soil surveys in Bruges, Zuienkerke, Torhout, Izegem, Zedelgem, Oostkamp, Blankenberge from 10 January as part of the Ventilus project. The soil surveys are needed to gather technical knowledge and learn more about the composition of the soil, presence of other utilities in the soil, groundwater level,...

  • 16 October 2023

    Decision extending the compensation scheme

    As part of the Ventilus project, the current compensation scheme will be extended. This extension will enter into force for all 380kV overhead lines for which the application for the first permit is made after the final adoption of Ventilus’ Regional Spatial Implementation Plan (RSIP). In accordance with the aforementioned principles, this extension applies to all future 380kV projects throughout Belgium.

  • 25 September 2023

    Public information sessions on Ventilus Regional Land Use Plan (GRUP) design set to start

    The Environment Department is organising information sessions in connection with the public consultation for the draft Ventilus Regional Land Use Plan (GRUP), running from 29 August to 27 October. The first information session for the general public is taking place today in Zedelgem.

  • 07 July 2023

    Next step in the project

    Today, the Flemish Government has provisionally established the draft Ventilus Regional Land Use Plan (Gewestelijk Ruimtelijk Uitvoeringsplan or GRUP). A public enquiry will be held after the summer. 

  • 19 April 2023

    Soil sampling in West Flanderse

    As from next week until the end of August, Elia is carrying out soil investigations at various locations in West Flanders. 

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