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