Submit a viewpoint

Would you like to respond to a decision still to be reached by the municipality? If so, in certain cases, you can submit a viewpoint. For example, in response to a spatial plan. Or in response to a licence or permit application, if you are the interested party.

Submitting a viewpoint is a formal procedure. If you have a question or would like to make a comment, please contact the municipality first of all.


You submit a viewpoint within the period specified for that submission. This is also stated in the notification. The date of receipt is key to deciding whether a viewpoint has been received on time.

You can only submit a viewpoint concerning a decision that the municipality still has to make. The notification, which you can find at (Dutch), states whether it is possible to submit a viewpoint.

What happens to your viewpoint

You will receive a confirmation of receipt. The municipality will consider any submitted viewpoints when evaluating the decision. This does not mean that full account must be taken of all viewpoints in the decision. 

Does your viewpoint concern a spatial plan? You will receive a response to your viewpoint by email.

Does your viewpoint concern a permit or licence request? You will receive the decision by email, along with the response to your viewpoint. 

 Submit in writing

 You can also submit your viewpoint in writing. This must include, at least:

  • your name and address
  • your telephone number and email address
  • the notification that you are responding to
  • the number of the spatial plan (this number starts with NL.IMRO.0758)
  • your response to the future decision: what would you like to tell the municipality?
  • your signature

Disagreement with the decision that has been taken

If you disagree with a decision that has been taken,  you can submit an objection.

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