Stibbe has again successfully represented Circuit Zandvoort. The Formula 1 Grand Prix in September will go ahead. The Administrative Law Division of the Council of State (Raad van State) has ruled that the nature permit of Circuit Zandvoort will not be suspended.
Several environmental organizations had appealed the ruling of the District Court of North Holland in April 2022. They asked the Council of State to grant provisional relief. In their opinion, the nitrogen emissions from the event are too excessive for the surrounding nature and the emissions were miscalculated when the permit was granted.
After a preliminary assessment of the dispute and after weighing all the interests involved, the Council of State ruled that the nature permit would not be suspended.
Click here for the ruling of the Court of North Holland of 2 August 2022.