Article 3.

The purpose of this Decree is to bring about the efficient, purposeful and integrated granting of permits that contributes to the objectives stated in:

1 Article 1.1.4 of the VCRO;
2 Article 5.1.3 of the DABM;
3

Article 4 of the decree of 15 July on the integral commercial establishment policy;

4 Article 6 of the Decree of 21 October 1997 concerning the conservation of nature and the natural environment.

This Decree shall be without prejudice to the substantive obligations established under or by virtue of:

1 Title IV of the VCRO;
2 Title V of the DABM;
3 the Decree of 15 July concerning the integral commercial establishment policy;
4 the Decree of 21 October 1997 on nature conservation and the natural environment.

For projects that fall within the scope of a European regulation, the provisions of this Decree shall apply to the extent that they are complementary to the provisions of the applicable regulation.