Environmental law

Environmental law contains laws and regulations that affect people and their living environment. These include topics such as nature protection, the environment, water, construction and spatial planning. These laws and regulations determine what may be built, what business activities are allowed and whether flora and fauna must be taken into account.

What can our environmental lawyers do for you?

We can advise and assist you. The lawyers at Delissen Martens are happy to help you realise your plans. We offer tailored advice, taking into account your interests and important points of interest. We keep a sharp eye on possible pitfalls. We are also happy to assist you if you disagree with a government decision. This applies, for example, to zoning plans, environmental permits, penalty payments and so on. Together with you, we make a concrete plan of action.

Where we can support you

  • Do you want to apply for an environmental permit?
  • Or do you want to know how long your building permit is valid?
  • Do you want to build, rebuild or expand? This is what you need to know about the zoning plan.
  • Environmental law and nature conservation law

In any spatial planning intervention, environmental law and nature protection law play an important role. Before you start planning and realising construction projects, it is important to check whether your project meets the requirements of environmental and nature protection law.

PAS (Programme Approach to Nitrogen)

Too much nitrogen is bad for nature. The government had therefore created the so-called "Programme Approach to Nitrogen" (PAS). The PAS was supposed to protect Natura 2000 areas. As a result of the PAS ruling of 29 May 2019, the PAS may no longer be used as a basis for permission for activities. 

The Environment Act

The Environment Act, which will enter into force on 1 January 2022, bundles and simplifies rules for the living environment. In the process, twenty-six current laws on the environment, spatial planning, nature, water and construction, among others, will be reduced to one law. The new law ensures a coherent approach to the living environment, more opportunities for local customisation and faster decision-making. It also offers more opportunities for participation.

Our lawyers are based in The Hague

Are you looking for an environmental law lawyer? You are more than welcome to visit our office in The Hague. Our environmental law lawyers have the right knowledge and expertise to assist you. Although our office is located in The Hague, we operate throughout the Netherlands.

Need legal support?

For more information, please contact Jeroen Maas or someone from the migration law team. They will be happy to assist you.

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