Spatial Planning and Permits
Practically all projects involve permits and/or spatial planning decisions and in most cases are a crucial factor in the project plan as a whole. With rules subject to change, process monitoring during permit applications or decision-making processes are highly complex. In the Netherlands, the new Environment Act (Omgevingswet) will simplify this process but it will still require due attention. Witteveen+Bos's spatial planning and permit consultants can offer advice on spatial planning procedures and the required permits. Efficient and effective procedural support is a characteristic aspect of the services we provide. In addition, we coordinate studies to assess compliance with nature, water, noise, air and soil protection criteria.
At Witteveen+Bos, we translate such themes into risks and opportunities and make sure common interfaces are clearly defined and understandable. We can draft the required documents, including zoning plans, integration plans, route decisions, spatial substantiations and we make sure permit applications meet all applicable standards. We can also take care of environmental management. Witteveen+Bos works on both small and large, often complex, projects in the planning phase, the design phase and/or the implementation phase, with governments, contractors, project developers and (industrial) companies as our clients.