Article 15/1.

However, the deputation is authorised to examine and decide on a permit request for a project or for the change of a project, for which the Mayor and Aldermen are competent in accordance with Article 15, if the following two conditions are met:

1 an environmental impact statement must be drawn up for the project and no exemption from the reporting obligation has been obtained;
2 the council of burgomaster and aldermen is the initiator and applicant of the project.


However, the Government of Flanders is authorised to inspect and decide on a permit application for a project or for the change of a project, for which the deputation is competent in accordance with Article 15, if the following two conditions are met:

1 an environmental impact statement must be drawn up for the project and no exemption from the reporting obligation has been obtained;
2 the deputation is the initiator and applicant of the project.