Parliament passes the Physical Planners' Registration Bill, 2021

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:10

Parliament passed the Physical Planners’ Registration Bill, 2021 to provide for the establishment of a Physical Planners' Registration Board; to provide for the powers and functions of the Board and to provide for the registration of physical planners in the country among other provisions. The Bill addresses the absence of a legal framework through which physical planners are regulated. Thus, it intends to solve the challenges of unplanned physical development in urban and rural, violation of minimum physical planning standards and abuse of environmentally sensitive areas.