The reason for the request by FNP are the results of the analysis of the cost-effectiveness, the so-called Quickscan-MKBA (Study Part B) about the Deltaplan, which the regional government recently sent to the Frisian Parliament. On 16 June 2021 a committee meeting took place about the Deltaplan. That meeting mainly discussed the procedure, because at that time there were no studies or policy documents available for a discussion on the substance of the masterplan.
FNP leader Sijbe Knol: ‘The Deltaplan is such a major plan with such a wide scope, including financially, and reaches so far into the future, that the Frisian Parliament must have a profound debate. Just think; it is not just about infrastructure, mobility and good connections, but also about economic structure and large-scale housing construction. It affects the whole spectrum of spatial, landscape, economic, social and cultural policies of the Province of Fryslân, the Frisian municipalities and the national level as well.'
Knol: ‘It is also about the cooperation between authorities, about democratic decision-making in such major projects, about the role of local councils, about ownership amongst the population and participation of the Frisian inhabitants. All these aspects need to be discussed. Currently the plans are still very much a technical assessment, with all the studies that were produced. We want, just like earlier in analyses of the cost-effectiveness of projects, to hear the opinion of the researchers. In such a major and impactful project, a full democratic treatment is necessary, with information, hearings and committee meetings. For FNP it already has taken much too long.'