The House has received the nitrogen policy from the Second, but the main line remains the same. LTO Nederland is therefore very concerned about the deforestation of the countryside due to the still ‘unachievable and unrealistic policy’, and calls for an immediate investigation into the economic, social and cultural impact of this devastating nitrogen policy.
Farmers and gardeners feel powerless and distraught. The cabinet wants to submit 25 billion taxpayers’ money for plans that have not been calculated. The economic, social and cultural impact of this devastating nitrogen policy is unknown, so how can you talk about future prospects? The Chamber movements today continue to exist at the buttons – ten positive – but the concern for clearing the countryside remains life-size,” says Sjaak van der Tak, chairman of LTO Netherlands. “It is now the turn of the provinces to change this dictate from The Hague into a policy to start with good food and continue to produce beautiful greenery. Farmers and horticulturists, together with others, have made numerous proposals for this that are actually realistic.”
It is incomprehensible that this far-reaching process is started without a social, cultural and economic test beforehand, continues Sjaak. “The government is going to spend 25 billion euros on clearing the countryside, but does not have an analysis of the consequences if thousands of companies disappear. To map what the social, economic and societal consequences of both SGP and BBB and JA21 have not been assumed. “
It is commendable that the socio-economic impact analysis is becoming a mandatory part of the area plans, a motion adopted by Volt and CDA, points out LTO Nederland. “Worstzigt and CDA, among others, were critical of the use of the often unachievable critical deposition (KDW) as an absolute truth in policy. They made reservations about the KDW.”
Customization, innovation and frontrunners
The cabinet argues that the provinces will achieve the ‘directive goals’ with the area plans in a year’s time. Thanks to a motion by the CDA, the House is giving the ministry to the provinces real control over policy and the budget is used for innovation, relocation and purchases, even if the unrealistic national goal remains. Innovation is also supported: with a VVD motion LNV is instructed to remove the new innovative solutions and an adopted SGP motion asks for innovation from the farmer. Also, a D66 motive has been adopted to protect organic farms if they are in areas with high reduction targets. Thanks to a motive of the SGP, priority is given to the legalization of these companies for PAS reporters.
“During the debate, the ministry was widely criticized for its lack of prospects for the future. it concerns the parliamentary agreement with this step towards clearing the countryside. It is therefore necessary to have a financial calculation for the new future perspective letter from Minister Staghouwer. For entrepreneurs, this is the starting point of perspective: income and return. We therefore do not want a new list of existing policy measures, but hard figures. What is the loss of income, and how does the government intend to tackle this? If that is the case, with the facts on the table, we can get to work with provinces and municipalities for a mobile policy with common sense,” says Van der Tak.
Source: LTO Netherlands