Article 24.

The Government of Flanders shall appoint the advisory bodies that deliver opinions on permit applications.

The opinion of the bench of Mayor and Aldermen or the municipal environmental official on the jurisdiction to which the permit application relates shall always be obtained if the deputation or the Government of Flanders is the competent authority, unless:

1 the application was submitted by the bench concerned;
2 the application only relates to mobile or movable classified facilities or activities.