25 March 2010, 09:15 -
These are turbulent times for administrative law and planning and zoning law. Legislative amendments are being put forward in quick succession. One legislative proposals that stands out in particular is the Crisis and Recovery Act (Crisis- en Herstelwet, or Chw).
The aim of this legislative proposal is to tackle the consequences of the economic crisis by stimulating employment and sustainability. The government wants to do this above all by accelerating the procedures in connection with infrastructure projects, other major construction projects and projects relating to sustainability, energy and innovation. The Chw already applies to building projects involving 12 homes or more.
The acceleration in the procedures will be achieved through changes to administrative procedural law as well as in special Acts. One of the changes in procedural law is to accelerate appeal proceedings and impose more stringent admissibility requirements on the appeal. Changes to the special Acts could include, to give just a few examples, separating the spatial procedure and compulsory purchase and simplifying the enforcement of the Environmental Protection Act.
The Chw is important for anyone involved on a day-to-day basis with project development. The Upper House will soon be debating the legislative proposal, which is expected to become law shortly afterwards. That is why we are organizing a seminar on the Crisis and Recovery Act on Thursday 11 February 2010 at our Arnhem office and Thursday 25 March 2010 at our Utrecht office.
Welcome with coffee and tea
Welcome and introduction to the Crisis and Recovery Act
Opportunities offered by the Crisis and Recovery Act for spatial planning
Opportunities offered by the Crisis and Recovery Act for the environment
Luurt Wildeboer and Jan van Vulpen
Opportunities offered by the Crisis and Recovery Act for compulsory purchase
If you wish to attend the seminar in Utrecht on Thursday 25 March 2010, please register using the form below.
There is no charge for attending the seminar.
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