The Flemish government has assigned ‘Green region Antwerp’ to OMGEVING. The purpose of this assignment is to study how a more cohesive open and green space can be realized in the east of Antwerp. The research area focuses on the territory of the municipalities of Wommelgem and Ranst. Due to a lot of existing and planned infrastructure such as the Albert Canal, the E313, the second railway junction to the port of Antwerp and the expansion of additional industrial parks, the open space is very fragmented. Important ecological connections are threatening to disappear.
Agentschap Natuur en Bos (the Flemish Nature and Forest Agency) actively supervises the research project that will run for about nine months. For the ecological expertise, OMGEVING calls on Guy Heutz (Hesselteer).