The Council of State (RvS) has temporarily suspended the construction of a new neighborhood in Roermond on Wednesday, due to an earlier court ruling on nitrogen rules.
According to the RvS, the Limburg municipality used the Nitrogen Approach Program (PAS) in the zoning plans for the residential area. On 29 May, however, the administrative court ruled that this plan to reduce the amount of nitrogen in the Netherlands was insufficiently effective.
As far as is known, Melickerveld in Roermond is the first planned neighborhood in the Netherlands that cannot be built for the time being due to the nitrogen ruling. Therefore, 470 homes cannot yet be built.
For the same reason, the administrative court also annulled the plans for the development of the Future Center Wageningen at the Wageningse Berg Stadium and the plans for a new connecting road in Boxtel for the same reason.
Hundreds of construction projects are standing still
The government had already given permission for all kinds of construction projects based on the PAS before 29 May. Large government projects, such as Lelystad Airport and the widening of the A12 and A9, must therefore be reviewed.
In provinces alone, it concerns 1,571 procedures that have been shut down or permits that need to be reviewed, according to a request from RTL News last month.
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