According to Knops, there are four major risks for the renovation. An adopted proposal from D66 leader Rob Jetten for more support from the House of Representatives may pose a danger to the renovation planning. Jetten arranged millions more to help politicians with work in the Chamber, which means that more employees will work in the Chamber building. Therefore more space is needed for that.
Additional requirements that the House of Representatives sets for IT security in the new building can cause delays, as can the shortage on the construction market.
It was previously known that the nitrogen ruling of the Council of State can throw a spanner in the works. The problems related to nitrogen emissions appear to be considerable. The cabinet’s new calculation method shows that small adjustments to the buildings around the Binnenhof are already causing too much nitrogen emissions. “Even if the cleanest equipment were used,” compensating those emissions is not enough, Knops writes.
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