Incredible, but the province of Limburg granted a demolishing permit for the main parts of the huge coal preparation plant which dominates the mining site of Beringen. The plant has been protected as a historic monument in 1994... and was recently, on January 16th, selected for the shortlist of 12 most endangered important historic sites in Europe - part of the Europa Nostra campaign ‘The 7 Most Endangered’
The major part of the building must go for a car parking.
The VVIA - Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology - calls everybody, from all over Europe, to react and send letters of protest to the responsible (sic) authorities.
Maybe a massive protest can stop this scandal
For details and the addresses where to send letters of protest to, see the website of the Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology.