Our approach

Nature Protection Act Application: Under current laws and regulations relating to nitrogen, any increase in nitrogen deposition compared to the historical reference situation requires a permit under the Nature Conservation Act. This application includes AERIUS calculations, an appropriate assessment, and the necessary accompanying forms.

Policy check: It is always important to have your permits in order, in view of company audits or for the purchase and sale of a property. In a policy check, we verify whether all permits are in order. We also provide insight into the possibilities for redevelopment.

Quality improvement calculation: Spatial developments in rural areas require an investment in the environmental quality. A so-called quality improvement calculation provides insight into the required extent of that investment and through which investment measures this requirement can be met (landscape integration, demolition, etcetera).

Destination Plan: All-encompassing redevelopment of a property requires a zoning plan amendment in many cases. A zoning plan (partial revision/amendment plan) consists of three parts: the justification in the explanatory statement (the argumentation as to why the development may take place), the regulations (what may be realised) and the map (where does the development take place).

Comment/view: When spatial developments take place in your immediate surroundings, they may influence your living climate and/or the development possibilities of your company. During the inspection period of these plans, you can make your considerations known to the municipality via a public participation response or viewpoint.

Notification activity decree: Every establishment must be able to demonstrate that its activities meet the conditions of the Activities Decree. For this purpose, an explanation of the activities and an up-to-date environmental drawing must be submitted via the AIM online.

Environmental permit: If your plans do not comply with the rules of the zoning plan, in many cases they can still be granted by means of an environmental permit via the regular procedure (inner plan deviation) or the extensive procedure (non-plan deviation). This requires a spatial substantiation in which your plans are assessed against the relevant policy frameworks and environmental aspects.

Request in Principle: Many spatial developments eventually entail an extensive spatial procedure. Before costs are incurred, it is customary to formally submit an initiative to the municipality in a so-called request in principle. A request in principle is an extensive letter explaining the plans (existing/intended situation), assessment against provincial and municipal policy, environmental aspects, etcetera. Everything to convince the municipality to lend their cooperation to the initiative.

Nitrogen deposition study: Under the Nature Conservation Act, an initiative must not have a negative impact on Natura 2000 areas. AERIUS calculations can be used to demonstrate that an initiative will not result in an increase in nitrogen deposition.

Form-free EIA review: Prior to many procedures, it must be substantiated that the intended activities cannot have adverse effects on the environment. Under the limits laid down in the Environmental Impact Assessment Decree, this can be demonstrated with a form-free EIA review.