A Fluxys pipeline nearby

Legal public easement

No change to how your plot of land is zoned on the spatial implementation plan

The laying of a Fluxys pipeline does not change the spatial implementation plan: agricultural land remains agricultural land. There is no change to how the land is zoned. After the pipeline is laid, the plot of land can be used just as before: a field can be worked normally. Special agreements must be made with Fluxys for specific works such as the replacement of drainage systems.

Legal public easement

The presence of a Fluxys pipeline does not entail any kind of dispossession of the property concerned, but does entail a legal public easement which prohibits carrying out any action in the vicinity of a pipeline that might damage the natural gas transmission installations or hinder their operation. Anyone wishing to carry out work in the immediate vicinity of natural gas transmission infrastructure has therefore a legal obligation to inform Fluxys during the planning stage. In addition, specific restrictions apply to the reserved area five metres either side of the pipeline.

> More about notification of works near a Fluxys pipeline
> More about specific restrictions in the reserved area near a Fluxys pipeline

Besides the legal requirement to provide notification of works, you as a landowner have other obligations:

  • You have to tell people renting, farming or buying your land that there is a Fluxys pipeline under your land.
  • If you sell a plot of land or a property, you have to tell the notary responsible for the sale that having a Fluxys pipeline under the land constitutes a statutory public easement and you must ask this notary to contact Fluxys.

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