||Without derogating from the provisions of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act No. 103 of 1977), no local government shall permit the erection of a new major hazard installation at a separation distance less than that which poses a risk to -
||neighbouring independent major hazard installations;
||housing and other centres of population; or
||any other similar facility:
Provided that the local government shall permit new property development only where there is a separation distance which will not pose a risk in terms of the risk assessment: Provided further that the local government shall prevent any development adjacent to an installation that will result in that installation being declared a major hazard installation.
||Where a local government does not have facilities available to control a major incident or to comply with the requirements of this regulation, that local government shall make prior arrangements with a neighbouring local government, relevant provincial government or the employer, self employed person and user for assistance.
||All off site emergency plans to be followed outside the premises of the installation or part of the installation classified as a major hazard installation shall be the responsibility of the local government.