Urban and Regional Planning Act, 2015 (No. 3 of 2015). | Land Portal

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August 2015
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This Act makes provision with respect to planning management and administration and the system and procedures for planning. It also provides for the constitution of planning appeals tribunals, appeals against decisions with such tribunals, the acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition Act, and planning controls and enforcement.A regional planning authority, provincial planning authority or local planning authority ("planning authority") shall, as far as is reasonably practicable, for purposes of securing an efficient planning framework and discharge of functions under this Act, liaise with appropriate regulatory authorities and take into account the requirements specified under the relevant laws. Appropriate regulatory authorities may be public bodies functioning under, amongst others, the Zambia Wildlife Act, 2015, the Water Supply and Sanitation Act, 1997, the Water Resources Management Act, 2011 or the Environmental Management Act, 2011. ) A local planning authority may prepare sectoral plans to support the implementation of its integrated development plan, in consultation with relevant sectoral ministries, appropriate regulatory authorities or other agencies. Such plans may concern, among other things, waste management; water and sanitation, agricultural development, wildlife management or forest management. A local authority may, in order to develop a customary area and facilitate the implementation of an integrated development plan or local area plan in the customary area, enter into planning agreements with one or more Chiefs responsible for the customary area. A local authority may subdivide , consolidate or alter the boundaries of land in an Improvement Area for purposes of a local area plan. A person shall not carry out any development on land, change the use of land or subdivide any land without planning permission.

Repeals: Town and Country Planning Act (Cap. 283). (2006)

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