New book – Planning and Development Law in the Netherlands

Planning and Development Law in the Netherlands seeks to be an accessible introduction to the extensive field of planning law. The book covers both the ‘planning side’ (the formal system) and the ‘development side’ (including the interrelations between municipalities and developers).

Chapters concern: planning powers, planning and property rights, the environmental permit, statutory spatial plans, private law planning instruments, infrastructure planning law and research obligations regarding environmental aspects of spatial planning.

The book is primarily intended for students. But also researchers and practitioners outside the Netherlands seeking information about Dutch Planning and Development Law may find this a useful introduction to this complex, yet highly relevant field. The book holds many international comparative observations.

Authors: Dr. Fred Hobma and Dr. Pieter Jong, lecturers in Planning and Development Law at Delft University of Technology

Published by Instituut voor Bouwrecht
ISBN 978-94-6315-012-5
The Hague, 2016