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Local Authorities are empowered to control development within the administrative areas under their jurisdiction and to initiate legal action, as appropriate, against any illegal development.

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2011, the Local Authorities are responsible for the determination of applications for Building and Land Use Permits and Outline Planning Permissions. Subject to sections 117(9) and (10) of the Local Government Act 2011, such applications should be determined within a delay of fourteen (14) working days as from the effective date of the applications. The effective date is the date on which all the information, particulars and documents specified in the application form are submitted.