Substantive practice areas

In the area of planning, the team regularly deals with zoning plans and environmental permits and advises on fire safety, asbestos, energy conservation and requirements under the Dutch Buildings Decree (among other issues). The team’s environmental law practice covers issues such as soil contamination, air and water quality, noise pollution and nature conservation. The team also handles litigation relating to planning blight or compensation for losses resulting from government decisions.

Specialized expertise

Naturally, the team also has expertise in general administrative law, for example in the areas of supervision and enforcement, freedom of information requests and the Public Administration (Integrity in Decision-Making) Act (Bibob).

The team represents investors, management companies, developers, builder-developers,  governmental bodies and others in matters involving retail establishments, offices, residences and hotels.

In short, the team’s expertise includes:

  • Spatial planning;
  • Land-use plans;
  • Environmental permits;
  • Land development and policy;
  • Planning blight;
  • Compensation for losses resulting from government decisions;
  • Soil, noise and air pollution;
  • Conservation;
  • Supervision and enforcement;
  • Freedom of information requests under the Government Information (Public Access) Act (WOB);
  • The Public Administration (Integrity in Decision-Making) Act (Bibob).
Legal 500 (2018)
''Lexence’s excellent practice is led by Michael Klijnstra, who has strong experience in advising private companies and public bodies.''
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The team of Planning & environment

Interested or questions?

Do you have a question for the planning & environment team?
Please contact us.

Phone number +31 20 5736 736