Article 27/1.

If the project involves retail activities requiring a permit with a net commercial area of more than 20,000 square meters, located at a distance of less than 20 kilometres from another region or from various other regions, and the mayor and aldermen or deputation is the competent authority, the municipal or provincial environmental officer informs the Government of Flanders of this with a secured dispatch, with a view to the fulfilment of the obligations included in Article 6, 5bis, of the special law of 8 August 1980 on the reform of the institutions.