Infrabel/TUC RAIL, together with the Antwerp Port Authority and Maatschappij Linkerscheldeoever, built Rietveld Kallo, a 46-hectare nature area, a habitat of the “reed and water” type, in lieu of compensation for the land claimed in the ecologically valuable Steenland Polder. This nature area will have a recreational function for neighbourhood residents with the construction of walking trails, wooden decking and bird observation walls.
Other measures also limit the environmental impact:
- the construction of a sound buffer along the Zuidelijke Groenzone/Haasop nature area;
- the construction of ecological links between the subareas of Steenland Polder;
- the ecological planting of the sound buffers with indigenous species;
- the planting of woods in compensation;