Public consultation ‘Telecommunication cable MERCATOR’

BT Global Services Belgium BV has submitted an application for the authorization for the laying and an environmental permit for the exploitation of the telecommunication cable MERCATOR between Broadstairs – Joss Bay in the south east of England and the beach of Ostend (west of the harbour). This application is subject to an environmental impact assessment procedure.

The application (in Dutch), the environmental impact statement (in Dutch, including a concept of the appropriate assessment) and the non-technical summary (in English) can be consulted from 23 August to 21 September 2020 at the offices of MUMM at Brussels (Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels;; tel 02/627 43 52) or at Ostend (3de en 23ste Linieregimentsplein, 8400 Ostend;; tel. 059/24 20 55), by appointment only and during office hours between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and depending on the prevailing measures imposed by the government with regard to Covid-19. The application can also be consulted at every coastal community, during office hours. The list of locations and corresponding contact details can be found here: Coastal_Communities_2020.

The application is also available electronically:

Any interested party may submit its views, comments and objections to Ms Brigitte Lauwaert by letter or email until 6 October 2020:

MUMM Attn. Ms. Brigitte Lauwaert

Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels