Quiet Brussels: A Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noise and Vibration

The Brussels Capital Region has developed a new Quiet.Brussels Plan. The objectives: reduce the effects of noise pollution on health, offer everyone the opportunity to gain access to peace and safeguard the attraction of the city. The design of this plan will be subject to a public inquiry from 15 October to 15 December 2018.

Noise pollution affects daily life in different ways. Noise pollution is disturbing and can make people feel or get sick. Especially sleep and concentration are disturbed, while the risk of cardiovascular disease is increased. In addition to the negative impact on health, noise pollution also influences urban development, because silence is an important criterion for the quality of the housing, building environment and landscape.


Quiet Brussels

Public inquiry

The public inquiry will take place from 15 October to 15 December 2018. During the entire duration of the public inquiry, the draft plan and the environmental impact report can be consulted:

  • at the Municipal Administration:
    Town Planning Department
    Administrative Centre
    Boulevard Anspach 6 – 1000 Brussels (10th floor – office 00)
    from Monday to Friday from 9 am till noon
  • at Bruxelles Environnement:
    Centre d’information – 1st floor
    Avenue du Port 86C/3000 – 1000 Brussels
    from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 5 pm

Technical explanation of the file can be obtained via quietbrussels@environnement.brussels

The draft plan and the environmental impact report can be downloaded at www.environnement.brussels/quietbrussels


Public hearing

A public hearing will be held at Bruxelles Environnement on 8 January 2019 at 6 pm.

Comments, suggestions and advice

All comments, suggestions and advice on the design of the Quiet.Brussels Plan can be sent in writing to Bruxelles Environnement by 15 December 2018 at the latest.

  • by post at the following address:
    Bruxelles Environnement – Quiet.Brussels Plan, Avenue du Port 86C/3000 – 1000 Brussels