17. Exemption of public bodies from procedural requirements of building regulations.

Building regulations1 may exempt a local authority2, a county council, or any other body that acts under an enactment3 for public purposes and not for its own profit and is prescribed4 for these purposes, from compliance with any requirements of those regulations that are not substantive requirements5. A local authority, county council or other body that is so exempted is referred to as an 'exempt body'6. Without prejudice to the obligation of an exempt body to comply with substantive requirements of building regulations, the function of enforcing building regulations that is conferred on local authorities