The Hague, Holland, 9 – 10 October 2014
Environment & Planning Act (Omgevingswet)
With the Environmental Planning Act the legislation in the field of planning and environmental law will be integrated and simplified. The current Dutch system of planning and environmental law is complex and not sufficiently efficient in case of (widely supported) developments. Necessary consents, which are numerous in complex projects, take a lot of time and effort to be granted. The current sectoral laws all have their own principles, procedures and requirements. The lack of consistency between the laws creates insecurity among citizens, businesses but also among officials who work with the laws.