In May 2015, the PRUP (Provincial Spatial Implementation Plan) ‘regional business park Domein van Brustem and the amended definition of KSG Sint-Truiden’ received final approval. This Provincial Spatial Implementation Plan makes provision for an expansion of the existing business park in Brustem.
This is a 36.3-hectare expansion that reaches from the regional business park to the airport area.
As the business park is adjacent to the airport, land has also been zoned for use by aviation-oriented regional activity. DronePort is also responding to this, with a specific framework for drone applications. What’s more, DronePort manages the runways and the airport area, and as such, has the necessary assets to facilitate this industry. DronePort is therefore taking on the release of the business plots.
The rol of POM Limburg
- Within the PRUP, POM Limburg is the expropriating authority and negotiates with owners and tenants. An agreement has already been reached with the various owners. As this is virtually all agricultural land, POM Limburg will consult with the Landelijke Gilde (Rural Guild) and the Boerenbond (Farmer’s Union). The objective: to reach supported agreements with all parties.
- POM Limburg has also concluded agreements with the Ministry of Defence for the use of its land. It is on this land, the former military area, that these runways are located. This land will be made available to DronePort by way of a separate agreement.
- Finally, POM Limburg will be in dialogue with the Ministry of Defence for the purchase of the required land.