In the framework of the works at the Chaussée d’Ixelles, the Brussels-Capital Region and Commune of Ixelles decided to cut-down 12 trees at the Fernand Cocq Square. This happened 3 days ago and was foreseen by the Commune of Ixelles.
The green Councillor Bertrand Wert, one of the voices against this project, captured the moment:
“The Ixellois are shocked, disgusted and angry. And that’s normal! “, stated Audrey Lhoest, head of the group ECOLO and Ixelles resident.
Future Square Fernand Cocq
According to the Commune of Ixelles, the new square will have 984 m² of plant area – today’s double. Furthermore, 37 trees will be planted and 4 displaced within the project area.
This is how the new square will look like: