Hundreds of homes in Ardennes at risk

12th October 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 October 2007, BRUSSELS – Hundreds of home owners in the Flemish Ardennes are running the risk that their homes will subside. A study carried out by the Catholic University of Louvain has shown this.

12 October 2007

BRUSSELS – Hundreds of home owners in the Flemish Ardennes are running the risk that their homes will subside. A study carried out by the Catholic University of Louvain has shown this.

The editorial staff of VRT news has been shown the report. The areas that might be affected are Ronse, Maarkedal, Kluisbergen, Horebeke and Brakel. There are also dozens of building lots in these areas with a great risk of landslides.

Some municipalities advise against building in these risk zones but nevertheless often issue building permits. Even the areas where the risk is less high the risk of landslides is still substantial when new houses are built there.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news

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