Wabo

In theory, the Dutch General Provisions for Environmental Law Act (Wet algemene bepalingen en omgevingsrecht, Wabo) combines 26 permits under a single permit. The permit applicant applies to a single office, deals with a single government department and a single regulatory body. This integrated approach can save both the permit issuer and applicant time. However, both parties need appropriate expertise, high-level understanding and a systematic approach.  

We offer a broad and varied service in relation to environmental permits. Since we work for government bodies, semi-government bodies and businesses alike, we have a wealth of expertise at our disposal. Whether you are the permit applicant, permit issuer or regulatory body, we understand your needs and can convert these into practical solutions. We are aware of the dos and don'ts of all stakeholders with an interest in the permit process. Consequently, as an Antea Group partner you will be able to react promptly to opportunities and threats.

For applicants
Applications, dispensations and other requirements are processed in a single uniform procedure, irrespective of the scale of the development. The Wabo is also an increasingly important factor in existing operations and associated changes. By taking prompt action you can hasten plans and deploy capacity and budgets in an efficient manner. From risk assessment to preliminary consultations and from permit plans to applications, Antea Group's consultants will guide you through the entire process.

For government bodies
The introduction of the Wabo has had a far-reaching effect on government institutions. An integrated permit requires a different approach in terms of duties, testing and monitoring, as well as the introduction and implementation of up-to-date quality criteria and regulation. Antea Group can advise and assist you with:

  • assessment of (industrial and agricultural) permit applications;
  • development of permits (provisions and considerations);
  • development of policy plans for permits and regulation;
  • determination of quality and capacity for the performance of statutory duties;
  • departmental organization and management.

We help you take a proactive approach to new developments in the law.