Applying for a Nature Conservation Act permit
Do you want to develop activities that might have a harmful impact on protected natural assets? You will need a permit under the Nature Conservation Act (natuurbeschermingswetvergunning) from the province for activities in or near:
- a Natura 2000 area
- a Protected Nature Reserve (Beschermd Natuurmonument, in Dutch)
- Wetlands (in Dutch)
For example if you emit more nitrogen than the maximum allowed value.
In some cases you have to apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for a Nature Conservation Act permit (RVO, in Dutch).
Applying for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects
Do you also require an all-in-one permit for physical aspects for your activities? Then you can apply for 1 all-in-one permit for physical aspects for all activities. In that case you do not have to apply for a separate Nature Conservation Act permit. This applies, for example, to building projects or when you want to start a campsite. You can apply for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects from the service counter all-in-one permit for physical aspects (in Dutch). Via the service counter you can also check for which activities you need an all-in-one permit.
Dutch National Database Flora and Fauna
If you want to have a complete view of the ecological conditions at your building project, you can consult the Dutch National Database Flora and Fauna (NDDF) for a fee.
Online application procedure via Message Box
You can apply digitally for an all-in-one permit to the provincial authority using Message Box. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.