Article 42.

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


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


The competent authority referred to in Article 15, the municipal, provincial or regional environmental officerl, shall ask the authorities referred to in the first paragraph for advice.