Who we are?

The National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC) is a Body Corporate established by the Act of Parliament No 3 of 1984, later repealed by the Land Use Planning Act, Cap 116 for the essence of facilitating efficient planning and orderly management of land uses throughout the country.

Functions of the National Land Use Planning are provided by Section 7 of the Land Use Planning Act, Cap 116 as follows;

  1. To co-ordinate, advice and inspect all sectors on collective standards and to advice the Minister to make the agreed standards;
  2. To provide assistance to all land use planning authorities and prepare land use plans, monitor their implementation and, from time to time, evaluate them;
  3. To co-ordinate the activities of all bodies concerned with land use planning matters and serve as a channel of communication between such institutions and the Government;
  4. To design and disseminate programs that will effectively protect and enhance the quality of land and better land use planning;
  5. To stimulate public and private participation in activities related to land use planning for rational and beneficial use of land
  6. To foster co-operation between the Government, local government authorities and other institutions engaged in land use planning;
  7. To promote the advancement of scientific knowledge in land use matters and encourage the development of technology directed at the prevention or reduction of adverse effects on land;
  8. To specify standards, norms and criteria for the protection of beneficial uses and the maintenance of the quality of land;
  9. To undertake and co-ordinate research, investigation and surveys relating to land use planning and collect, collate and create a national data bank to disseminate information about the findings of such research, investigation or survey;
  10. To establish and operate a system of documentation and dissemination of information relating to land use planning;
  11. In consultation with any sector Ministries, examine existing laws and advise the Government on legislative and other measures for the management of land use planning and recommend their implementation;
  12. To establish and maintain liaison with other countries and international organizations, with respect to issues and matters relating to land use planning;
  13. To undertake, in co-operation with relevant agencies, programmes intended to enhance land use planning education, and public awareness about the need for sound land management and for enlisting public support and encouraging the effort made by other entities in that regard;
  14. To undertake and promote educational programmes in land use planning for the purpose of educating the public on proper land use planning and the role of the public in its protection, use and improvement;
  15. To ensure compliance with the approved land use plan, and
  16. To perform such any other functions as may be assigned to it under this Act