A building permit is a necessary permission that is granted on behalf of a municipality to a company or private individual to erect a structure or to modify an existing structure. As of 1 October 2010, the building permit in the Netherlands has been replaced by the environmental permit, which is much more comprehensive. A building permit is not easily issued. Private individuals and companies can submit their application for a building permit to environmental services or municipalities (digitally). Subsequently, these environmental services and municipalities must assess these applications within legally established deadlines. The consultants of Cauberg Huygen can support your organisation in assessing planning applications.