By virtue of the Aviation Act, the province is entitled to grant exemptions and issue airport arrangements and orders. Based on the Aviation Act, the nationally applicable Civil Aviation Decree and the Civil Aviation Regulations have been enacted. These provide further information concerning the decree and further regulations. The Regulations for safe use of airports and other sites contain provisions applicable to the sites.
The province of Utrecht has formulated its own policy in the form of the Utrecht Aviation Policy Document, the Utrecht Aviation Ordinance and the Utrecht Exemption Policy Regulations for Temporary and Exceptional Aviation.
The Aviation Policy Document serves as an assessment framework for the allocation of airfields and hot air balloon departure sites within the province of Utrecht. The province of Utrecht wants to meet public demand for aviation accommodation, without compromising the quality of a sustainable, healthy and safe environment.
The Aviation Ordinance contains provisions relating to airport arrangements and orders. It also contains the details of all enacted airport regulations and airport decrees.
Among other functions, the policy regulations provide benchmarks against which the granting of a TUG exemption is tested.
Other regulations may also apply. A take-off or landing in the vicinity of a protected nature reserve may require a permit to comply with the Nature Conservation Act. If the manoeuvre might disturb plants or animals, an exemption on grounds of the Flora and Fauna Act may be required.
Zoning plan of municipality
The zoning plan of the municipality in question must also be considered. After all, the site must have the appropriate destination. An event license may also be required, depending on the general laws of the municipality in which take-off and landing occur.