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Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (No. 925 of 2016).

Country/Territory
Ghana
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to revise and consolidate the laws on land use and spatial planning, provide for sustainable development of land and human settlements through a decentralised planning system, ensure judicious use of land in order to improve quality of life, promote health and safety in respect of human settlements and to regulate national, regional, district and local spatial planning, and generally to provide for spatial aspects of socio economic development and for related matters.
Subject
Environment gen., Land & soil, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Environmental planning Basic legislation Land-use planning Institution Special fund Policy/planning Sustainable development Protected area Ecosystem preservation Wetlands
Geographical area
Africa, Western Africa
Abstract

This Act provides with respect to spatial and land use planning at national, regional and district level in Ghana. It established the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority and the Land Use and Spatial Planning Development Fund. The objects of the Authority are to (a) provide for sustainable development of land and human settlements through a decentralised planning system; (b) ensure judicious use of land; and (c) enhance the attainment of Ghana’s decentralisation programme and in particular cr

Full text
English
Website
www.luspa.gov.gh