Minister De Jonge is giving decentralized governments nearly 20 million euros extra to prepare properly for the Environment Act, which takes effect January 1, 2024. The Environment Act regulates everything for the space in which we live and work, the new law bundles rules and makes them simpler. With the help of ONEn digital counter will make it easier to start spatial projects.
Municipalities will receive an additional one-time eight million euros this year to cover the transition costs of the Environment Act. Four million is available for provinces and water boards. In addition, the three umbrellas together receive an additional contribution of four and a half million euros to finance support in the implementation of the Environment Act.
In the new law, participation becomes more important. Artists could play an important role in this; they are often more adept than anyone else at involving local residents in transformations of the environment and initiating dialogue between government, institutions, organizations and residents.
Municipalities are given a lot of freedom to make, for example, works of art in public spaces permit-free
Whether the permit process surrounding the realization of visual art in public space will change and whether there will be more opportunities depends on the rules that individual municipalities include in the environmental plan. Municipalities are given a lot of freedom to make works of art in public space permit-free, for example. However, they must regulate this in the environmental plan. In the context of drafting the environmental plan, artists can draw the attention of the municipality in question to this through mandatory participation.