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By naming the main tasks in the field of spatial planning, we also call for a more guiding role for the central government. Opinions on the scope of this direction differ considerably.
The attack is launched from all sides on the already scarce ground. The energy transition, making agriculture more sustainable, nature, housing and business parks are claiming their place. How can this be handled properly?
Last fall, the Council of Government Advisers advocated for a minister of land use planning and even drafted one. report about. A planning ministry links other policy departments and implementing organizations to arrive at an integrated approach.
LTO Nederland recognizes that there is a lot to be said for such a ministry. This could take an orderly fashion in a game setting with levels of government and parties participating in the discussion. “But it would be a mistake to expect all the benefits,” writes LTO in the Land vision 2021.
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The organization believes that in this steering role, the emphasis should be on creating conditions in which provincial and regional parties can develop initiatives. Tracking the destination of agricultural land is one example.
The New Harvest opinion panel shows that there is no clear majority among farmers and horticulturalists for a Minister of Space or the Environment. Supporters hope such a minister will bring more line to politics. “As long as there is no central control, everyone gets confused in their own responsibilities,” explains one of the respondents. Others hope that such a person will be able to ensure that all provinces have the same rules.
Opponents wonder if a Minister of Space is in the interests of the farmer and the horticulturalist. Others fear a bigger government and bureaucracy, or think the province is better able to weigh space interests.
What also emerges from the survey in February is that many entrepreneurs are asking for clear long-term policies.
LTO and Nieuwe Oogst organize a rural debate
LTO Nederland and Nieuwe Oogst will hold a debate on Thursday 11 March on the challenges and opportunities facing campaigns. The role of farmers and horticulturalists as carriers of the rural area and of earning capacity is central. The election debate can be followed online from 8 p.m. that evening via a live broadcast from Nieuwe Oogst. The participants in the debate are Cees de Jong (CDA), Jan Klink (VVD), Tjeerd de Groot (D66), Roelof Bisschop (SGP), Hermen Vreugdenhil (CU), Caroline van der Plas (BBB), Jan Cees Vogelaar (JA21 ) and Laura Bromet (GL). Also follow the other news concerning the legislative elections of March 17th.
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