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Do you want to develop activities in a Natura 2000 area (Protected Nature Reserve, Beschermd Natuurmonument) that might have a harmful impact on protected natural assets? You will need a permit under the Nature Conservancy Act (natuurbeschermingswetvergunning) from the provincial authority.
Do you want to carry out other activities in this area, for which you require an all-in-one permit for physical aspects? Then you can apply for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects with regard to all activities you are planning. This applies, for example, to building projects or when you want to start a campsite. In that case you do not have to apply for a separate Nature Conservation Act permit.
How to apply?
You can apply for an all-in-one permit for physical aspects from the service counter all-in-one permit for physical aspects or your municipality. You can apply for the Nature Conservation Act permit to the provincial authority. However, in some cases you need to apply for a Nature Conservation Act permit to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO, in Dutch). For instance if the project has significant societal impact, exceeds provincial borders, or is located in the sea.
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
Using Message Box, you can apply digitally for an all-in-one permit to the provincial authority. Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.