A recent symposium on the outcomes of the Heritage Act suggests its functioning could be improved. We review some of the main observed shortcomings and potential solutions.
Tag: Heritage Act
This annotation concerns the appeal of a verdict on a building permit issued without requiring sufficient archaeological research. The case illustrates municipalities’ freedom to ignore the protection of archaeological heritage under the new Heritage Law.
A Dutch court recently decided that it is in the common interest to allow building activities in the New Church (Nieuwe Kerk) in Delft. These activities will lead to the destruction of approximately 2000 graves without proper archaeological documentation.