Article 2.1.21.

1

The municipal council can in the course of the second half of the year following the elections for the municipal council determine a municipal environmental policy plan for the purposes of the protection and the management of the environment on the territory of the municipality.


The municipal environmental policy gives more specific details at municipal level of the regional and provincial environmental policy plan. Within the bounds of municipal competence the municipal environmental policy plan can also complement the regional and provincial environmental policy plan. The municipal environmental policy plan must be in conformity with the compulsory provisions of the regional and provincial environmental policy plan.

2

The municipal environmental policy plan comprises a plan of action as referred to in article 2.1.7, 3. The provisions of the municipal environmental policy plan are indicative, except the provisions of the plan of action made compulsory by the municipal council. These provisions are compulsory for the municipality and for the institutions under its authority.

3

With the coming into force of each new provincial or regional environmental policy plan the existing municipal environmental policy plan can be revised.


Provisions of the existing municipal environmental policy which conflict with compulsory provisions of the new regional or provincial environmental policy plan lose their validity ipso jure.