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Applying for a permit for an activity on a Natura 2000 site

Do you want to carry out activities in or close to a Natura 2000 site? For example, building a house or cutting down trees. Some activities are harmful to nature because they disturb the habitat of plants or animals. You must therefore apply for a permit from the province where you plan to carry out the activities.

This is how it works for you

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Requesting a permit for activities in a Natura 2000 area

It is forbidden to carry out activities that may have an impact on the quality of a Natura 2000 site without authorisation. The same therefore applies to the degradation, disruption or disturbance of the habitats of plant and animal species at the site. You apply for the permit with the province. Do you need an environmental permit for other elements such as environment, construction or conflicting use? You can then apply to the competent authority for site protection or species protection. In many cases this is the municipality. The municipality then requests a declaration of no objection (DNO) from the province to granting this element.

See procedure description.

Complete the general application form first, and then the relevant area protection module.

If you are a company, institution or government, you can submit the form and attachment via the secure email system Message Box for Business.

If you cannot submit the notification or exemption request digitally, you can send the form and attachment to our postal address:

Province of Limburg, P.O. Box 5700, 6202 MA Maastricht

In principle, a decision on the application is made within 6 months of receipt.

Have you applied for a permit? If you do not agree with our decision on your application, you can appeal. Do this within 6 weeks. Do you then disagree with the decision on your objection? Then you can appeal to the court within 6 weeks.

Contact the servicedesk of the Province of Limburg:
Telephone number +31 43 389 9999.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Province of Limburg

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Last updated on 4 January 2024