A majority of the States-Provincial, or provincial parliament, supports the provincial government’s decision to merge the regions of Eindhoven and Nuenen.
Coalition parties D66 (Democrats), VVD (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy), PvdA (Labour Party) and SP (Socialist Party) also backed the move, along with many Nuenen residents.
Ben Maas of the PvdA called for more clarity and administrative efficiency, adding that “good governance requires decisiveness”.
President of D66 Jeroen Hageman said he was glad to see a decision favouring the wishes of Nuenen residents, also highlighting the current “administrative anxiety” in the area.
It will be a while before residents see any further action, however. First, the provincial executive will hold talks with city authorities from both Eindhoven and Nuenen.
After plans are drawn up, which will be available to residents, a final recommendation will be submitted to the provincial government. With their agreement, plans will be passed to the Minister for Home Affairs.
Translated by: Bob