A publication by Joost Hoekstra for Berghauser Pont on: Cost Recovery: Environment Act vs. Spatial Planning Act, what are the differences?


In area development, the government, usually the municipality, recovers the costs of constructing public facilities and of deploying the civil service from the developer(s). With the introduction of the Environment Act, a number of aspects of this so-called cost recovery will change. The most salient aspects are discussed here. To reassure the reader in advance: the anterior agreement, in which municipalities and developers can make relatively free agreements on cost recovery and other matters relevant to area development, remains virtually unaffected.