The Environment and Planning Act regulates the physical environment in which people live, work and spend their leisure time. This new law combines existing rules and regulations on things like permitted activities, noise nuisance and pollution. Permit applications can be submitted online on the new Environment and Planning Portal (Omgevingsloket). The rules and plans of all municipalities, provinces and water authorities and of central government can also found on the portal.
The Environment and Planning Act entered into effect on 1 January 2024.