Like all other sectors, the vacation park and camping sector must achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions within thirty years. The municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and the Province of South Holland have requested The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Breda University of Applied Sciences to conduct a preliminary study on the knowledge as well as the stakeholders needed to integrate sustainability objectives into a policy process. 

It is crucial that the interests of the many stakeholders in this sector converge in such a way that ensures that the objectives are met. The challenge lies in achieving the set goals of Dutch and international climate and energy policies in a cost-effective and socially efficient manner. For the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee, the vacation park sector is of importance as nearly one in five homes in the municipality is a vacation home. 

To achieve the objectives, the first step is to compile a comprehensive overview of all vacation parks within Goeree-Overflakkee. This involves identifying the number and types of homes and how they are managed. What knowledge do park owners themselves claim to have about implementing the energy transition? What obstacles and opportunities do the parks experience? 

The research results of this preliminary study will be presented to the municipality in early September. The municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and the Province of South Holland intend to initiate a project to assist the energy transition of recreation homes sector in Goeree-Overflakkee. 

Read the preparatory project report for a RAAK-PUBLIC proposal here: Energy Transition of Vacation Parks on Goeree-Overflakkee (pdf).

Goeree Overflakee

First Results: Overview map of Goeree Overflakkee in ArcGIS with markings of park locations. Larger markings indicate more homes in the park and the color determines the park's average label. Pink points represent high and medium voltage stations.