“this Whole discussion is above our heads was conducted. Us is not at all said that our street name would change, let alone that our opinion is asked. We have that in the newspaper must know and are there not set up”, responds Stefaan.
He lives on the farm, where he is 82 years of ago was born. Stefaan is already long used to it, that people sometimes laugh when he tells what street he lives.
“They think I'm joking. Especially on the phone ask them for the name again. But why should the Lulstraat suddenly Rensonstraat be? Because that large company from Waregem here all our land is taken? That is pure advertising? I am one hundred percent against, also because of the inconveniences and potential costs for our account. But apparently plays no role?” consider Stefaan what bitten.Land ceded
After his bitter reaction turns out to be a small tragedy hidden. Up until a few years ago ran Stefaan and his wife Godelieve Gevaert a farm on the other side of the street, 13.5 hectares of land on which their cattle could graze. That land is now developed as a business park for the expansion of existing craft zone The Prijkels on the territory of the municipalities of Nazareth, Deinze and Kruishoutem.First the land, then the name
“For a price that a man is not happy, we have our pastures to give. Our farm, they have not expropriated. That means that we here soon between the plants to live. Our house and our neighbor are the only that remain. But what is our farm still worth it without the ground? We live here soon on an island. It is remarkable that the factory that my ground position now also the name of our street would gift get,” sighs farmer Stefaan.opinion
The decision of the Lulstraat the Rensonstraat, was taken during the youngest city council in Kruisem, but is not yet final: there now follows a public inquiry and the municipal even broader detail has yet to issue an opinion. Only then reverts the file back to the municipal council, that the knot final decision. The opposition in the city council has the name change already also put to the test.