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(1) The Commission may in consultation with the Minister responsible for Local Government, recommend to the President the designation of any area required for special purposes in the national interest as a Special Development Area and the President may by executive instrument, so designate the area.

(2) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, an area designated as a Special Development Area shall be excluded from the administrative control of the District Planning Authority of the area.

(3) An executive instrument establishing a Special Development Area shall on the advice of the Commission, specify the planning authority responsible for the Area.

(4) The executive instrument shall specify the functions, Powers and responsibilities relating to the Special Development Area as well as the geographical limits of the Area.