Spatial planning in the Netherlands involves the national strategy on the allocation of land and water resources for sustainable economic and social development. Coordinating national policy and strategies on spatial planning includes ensuring the implementation of EU regulations in national legislation.
The key land uses in the Netherlands are: residential, industrial and commercial activities, agricultural production, transport and infrastructure, as well as activities related to nature and biodiversity.
Provinces and municipalities are being given greater authority. They can decide on which location is the best for a new business park, for example. In reaching such decisions, they will examine all aspects of spatial planning, including accessibility, liveability and safety.
New section of A15 motorway near Arnhem-Nijmegen will connect Rotterdam with Germany
The national government and the Province of Gelderland plan to extend the A15 motorway by twelve kilometres in the direction of...
Compass for the subsoil
The subsoil is important in the extraction of drinking water and energy, such as gas and geothermal heat. It is essential that...
Environmental Act: better legislation, fewer regulations, more room
The Mining Act went into force in the Netherlands in 1810. It was the first act that was focused on the living environment....