Laying of a pipeline

Several planning permission procedures

Permission procedures based on best course

Fluxys first maps out different possible routes of the pipeline. In dialogue with the authorities and utilities concerned, a preferential route is chosen. Depending on the optimal route selected for the pipeline and the results of the studies carried out, several permits must be obtained before the works can begin:

  • Declaration of Public Utility (DUP);
  • procedure for environmental impact assessment at plan level and project level, if any;
  • review of the regional spatial implementation plan;
  • transmission licence;
  • town planning permit;
  • if, for example, a pressure-reducing station must also be built, a specific environmental licence is required as well.

Wide consultation

During the procedures to obtain these various permits and licences, local authorities as well as owners and users of the affected lands are repeatedly consulted. Only when all the procedures have been successfully completed will Fluxys start the works for laying the pipeline.

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