BELGIUM'S MAJOR general-aviation airfield at Grimbergen, near Brussels, is to be re-opened after a defeat of the environmental movement which succeeded in having the field closed in 1992 by its then-owner, Belgium's Flemish regional government.

A local referendum found that the majority of the Grimbergen population wanted the airfield back. The local council has acquired the site, part of which will be returned to recreational flying. No commercial operations will be allowed and aircraft movements will be limited to 50,000 a year.

Source: Flight International