On 20 January 2021, the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (hereinafter: the ''Council of State'') rendered a judgment in a case concerning the revocation of a nature permit, which we believe has or may have serious consequences for practice. In this blog, we analyse the judgment and the answers to the questions (i) under what conditions can an irrevocably granted nature permit be revoked, and (ii) whether, since the legislative amendment of 1 January 2020, there is no (longer) a permit requirement for projects that use internal netting. Finally, we will briefly discuss the possible consequences for practice.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.