Geraardsbergen. On June 13, the city council granted an environmental permit subject to conditions for the construction of a McDonald’s on Astridlaan. The arrival of the fast food chain can count on a lot of skepticism. Initially, traffic congestion and unsafety on the Astridlaan will increase. The fast food factory will be adjacent to a school, which will not promote the health of school-aged youth. Finally, additional surface area will be concreted on the banks of the Molenbeek, which will further increase the risk of flooding of the contested stream.
Anyone who does not agree with this decision can still lodge an objection up to and including 22 July 2022.
You can consult the documents at: https://www.geraardsbergen.be/bekendmakingen/categorie/24/bekendmaking-omgevingsvergunning