The network of near - and voetwegen was in 1841, captured in the Atlas of Buurtwegen. Today there are many who do not weigh more, but they still have the force of law. The Flemish majority parties have now a new decree ready that two goals should serve.Read also Ghelamco warns Brussels to lease agreement not to say: "Taxpayer risk, however, left to be with far-reaching consequences"
first, the procedure for a municipal road system to abolish simplified. So in the future will be the abolition can be processed in a spatial execution plan or allotment plan. Buurtwegen that are no longer used, can also not become time-barred. Today that still happens automatically, after 30 years, but that led in many cases to legal discussions about whether or not the statute of limitations.More powers for municipalities
second, municipalities also have more competencies to the network of municipality roads also effective to maintain. Certainly, a owner today to make a fence to place it on a buurtweg over its domain, then, the city can do little outside of a long struggle for the court to accept.
Thanks to the new decree, the municipality of 'administrative penalties' imposed and own the technical service commitment to the barricade to open it. The costs can then be passed on to the owner.