PEQ Consult Sdn. Bhd. (199401028285 / 313966-A)

Registered with Board of Town Planners Malaysia (BC0049)
Registered with Malaysian Institute of Planners (PC/C/240/2019)
Certificate Of Practice (COP 0059)
Ministry of Finance (MOF) Certificate (J10962359693477821)

Land Use Planning Services in Malaysia

PEQ Consult offers a comprehensive suite of land use planning services in Malaysia. With years of experience under our belt, we provide expertise, skills, and in-depth knowledge applicable to land use planning for the benefit of our clients.

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About PEQ Consult

Since November 1998, PEQ Consult Sdn Bhd started positioning itself as a consultancy company providing one-stop consulting services for town planning and project development. In line with our business philosophy, we strive to deliver unfaltering consultancy services of unparalleled calibre to our valued clients in Malaysia.

From concept to creation, we deliver personalised, practical, and pragmatic solutions to address specific needs and challenges for companies in both the public and private sectors. Our in-house experts offer robust insight and frameworks that guarantee to exceed expectations and drive sustainable results to businesses and the community.

Land use planning purpose

What Is Land Use Planning in Malaysia?

Land use planning is primarily concerned with law and policy, including adopting planning instruments such as governmental laws, regulations, rules, codes, and procedures to impact land use. 

Land use planning aims to meet the country’s socio-economic development and the people’s needs most efficiently and effectively.

Consultation with the community and key stakeholders is essential for land use planning to promote transparency and include diverse interests in the final plan. 

Additionally, a robust communication technique and multifaceted approach to planning are compulsory in ensuring optimal land use planning.

Land use planning benefits

The Importance of Land Use Planning in Malaysia

  • To prevent land use conflict and encourage a consistent and orderly development by adhering to authorities’ rules.
  • To efficiently get the most out of land resources while safeguarding future resources.
  • To shape welcome developments that are not merely approved but also orderly, practical, and sustainable for the best possible outcomes.

Implementation of Land Use Planning in Malaysia

Land use planning in Malaysia is influenced by the country’s current planning legislation. As per Act 172, Malaysia’s land use planning system relies upon Development Plan (foundation for future development) and Planning Control (planning instruments to control and ensure the development is in line with the policies and proposals formulated).

Development Plan Process in Malaysia

Development in Peninsular Malaysia is implemented at three (3) planning stages: National Planning, Regional/ State Planning, and Local Planning.

Stage 1: National Planning

Here, development is guided by the Five Year Malaysia Plan, the National Physical Plan (NPP) and sectoral policies approved by the Cabinet. The strategic policies and overall national planning framework are established to determine the direction of development planning at regional/state and local levels.

Stage 2: Regional/ State Planning

Here, development is guided by the State Structure Plan (SSP) and sectoral policies established by the respective state government, which takes into consideration the strategic policies in the NPP.

Stage 3: Local Planning

Here, development planning is implemented and coordinated with development plans such as the Local Plan and Special Area Plan prepared by Local Planning Authorities (LPAs). These development plans focus on spatial development in LPA areas of jurisdiction and the needs of local communities.

Planning Control Tool in Malaysia: Zoning

The most fundamental scope in achieving sustainability is through the planning system and development plans. As such, developers and landowners are required to check with the Land Office for the land usage zoning to determine whether the project development requested is possible.

In regard to zoning, Malaysian land is mainly categorised into commercial, industrial, and residential land. The commercial land is intended for business purposes. Next, the residential land is designated for developing residences such as bungalows, condominiums, or vertical houses. Meanwhile, the industrial zones are meant to establish manufacturing facilities.

Urban Planning Consultant and Master Planning Adviser Services in Malaysia

Preparation of master plans for land alienation or acquisition purposes

Preparation of concept plans for conversion approvals

Preparation of detailed layout plans for planning approval

Preparation of reports and studies for privatisation projects or others

Preparation of proposals for the purpose of land acquisition or joint ventures

Liaison with Local Authorities for conversion and planning approvals

Submission of plans for approval of development

Advice on land matters relating to conversion and subdivision

Project Development Expert Services in Malaysia

Management of project from planning to the implementation stage

Preparation of project evaluation and feasibility studies

Coordinating all consultants to ensure smooth implementation of the project

Close liaison with appropriate Authorities to obtain approval

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Land use planning faq

Frequently Asked Questions

Land use planning is tremendously crucial for future planning and developments and offers numerous advantages in various aspects, including economic, social, and environmental. Land use zoning, in particular, is an excellent instrument for managing, controlling, and designing how we use land resources.

The legal documents required for land use planning are as follows:

  • National Land Code (Act 56 of 1965)
  • Town and Country Planning Act, 1976. (Act 172)
  • Land Acquisition Act 1960 (Act 486)