Brussels skatepark threatened with closure

The biggest skatepark in the Brussels regions is facing closure after only 2 years in business. Planet Park, which was built in a disused factory in the Cureghem neighborhood of Anderlecht, may be forced to close it’s doors after parts of the building were deemed unsafe.
 
A study by the Brussels Region Housing Corporation (SLRB), who recently bought the building, flagged up “significant stability problems” according to a report by RTL. According to the president of Planet Park however, those areas do no affect the skate park itself but are found in disused areas of the building.
 
Since opening in 2015, the park has amassed more than 3000 members, as well as hundreds of casual users. As a consequence of the SLRB study, the owners have asked Planet Park to leave the building after a demolition order was granted by the municipality of Anderlecht. An initial appeal by the owners of Planet Park was rejected by the supreme court earlier this month and now SLRB are seeking a legal order to force the skate park to close. A decision is expected on Friday.
 
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