July 2017 – Catherine Wijnants presents major reform of Flemish permitting scheme to KMLPA

Catherine Wijnants, VW’s partner in Administrative Law, gave a presentation in Antwerp on the major reform of the Flemish permitting scheme, the “Omgevingsvergunning” before the KMLPA, the Royal Association of Land Surveyors of Antwerp. The new scheme introduces a new single permit, which integrates the previously distinct building, environmental and allotment permits. As of 1 January 2018, the integrated permit will also cover the retail activity of certain projects. The new regime partly entered into force on 23 February 2017 and will be fully operational as of 1 June 2017.