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Schauvliege: nude beach in Westende, only to consider without the ‘other activities’ in the dunes

The development of a nudist beach in Westende (Middelkerke) is only possible if there is to ensure that there is no ‘other activities’ take place in the dunes.

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The development of a nudist beach in Westende (Middelkerke) is only possible if there is to ensure that there is no ‘other activities’ take place in the dunes. That has Flemish minister of Environment Joke Schauvliege (CD&V) replied to a written question of Flemish Interest-member of parliament-Stephen kristof vlaeminck. The cabinet-Schauvliege indicates that for the time being, still there is no official request for the construction of a nudist beach.

The Federation of the Belgian Naturism (FBN) is working there already for, in addition to the existing nude beach in Bredene, a second nudist beach on the coast to realize. The federation has before itself the of Westende from Sint-Laureins in the direction of Nieuwpoort to the fore.

In response to a question from Vlaams belang-mp Stefaan kristof vlaeminck says Flemish minister Schauvliege that, according to her Agency for Nature and Forest (ANB), a possible problem is with the ‘other activities’ in the dunes. So indicates the agency on the existence of ‘rare duinvegetaties’ and potential breeding grounds of the lark. “This grondbroeder is along the coast, partly due to high recreational pressure disappeared’, it sounds.

“Only when assured that the ‘other activities’, such as we know it today in Bredene, will not develop in Middelkerke, a nudist beach at this location is taken into consideration, ” said Schauvliege. It’s certainly not yet to make a decision in a concrete case. “There is as yet no license application submitted’, it sounds on the cabinet-Schauvliege.

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