Stibbe advises RWE
The Administrative Law Division of the Council of State ruled on the upscaling of the Karolinapolder wind park in Dinteloord on 12 April 2023. The Council of State ruled that RWE Windpower Netherlands B.V. can proceed with the construction of the four wind turbines. Local residents and the municipality of Steenbergen had objected to the wind park.
This ruling, together with a ruling on a wind park in Delfzijl on the same day, is the first in which the Council of State assesses municipal and provincial standards for noise, shadow flicker and external safety for a wind park. This comes after the Council of State, following the Nevele ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, declared generic national wind turbine standards inapplicable.
Stibbe represented RWE in this long-running dispute.