Zandvoort’s nitrogen permit remains in effect, giving the Grand Prix the green light
The environmental permits granted to Zandvoort racecourse can remain in force pending a detailed court ruling, the highest Dutch administrative court has ruled.
The Judgment of the Council of State paves the way for the September Grand Prix to go ahead as planned.
A number of environmental groups had asked the courts to suspend the circuit’s license, until a final decision in their ongoing appeal was made.
They argue that the province of Noord Holland should not have given a permit due to doubts about how the nitrogen emissions generated by the race and the thousands of fans had been calculated.
The Noord-Holland District Court ruled earlier this year that the objections were without merit and that the permit should remain in effect, a decision that green groups are now appealing.
A final decision is not expected until next year.
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