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Up to 650 new homes to be built in Anderlecht neighbourhood

12:09 27/03/2016

A new property development, called Urbanites, is underway along the canalside in Anderlecht, which will result in new houses, a school and a park.

The land for this is currently owned by the artist Jean Boghossian, who is working with architecture firms to apply for subdivision permits, before selling on the land to others who will undertake the actual building.

The school is expected to be big enough to hold up to 440 students, while between 600 and 650 houses are expected to be built, with the planning applications expected to be submitted by September of this year, and possibly all gained by 2018, meaning that the building will not be taking place for some time yet.

The area for the building work is around the Quai de Biestebroeck, with quoting Rudi Vervoort, the President-Minister of the Brussels-Walloon region, as saying: "The channel is a strategic area to bring out the city of tomorrow. For too long, it was only intended to be an industrial area, not an area for residents. Urbanities must prove that the waterway can mean integration."

Written by Graham Eyre