Operation of ULC

OPARATIONS OF ULC AND PPA 2010

The PPA 2010 came into effect on April 29th 2011 to replace the T&CPA Cap 246.

  • It introduced fundamental changes to the management of Physical planning and development control in the entire country.
  • It declares the whole country a planning area bring the entire country under planning control
  • It established planning institutions at different levels of government.
  • It an established a NPPB and a secretariat sec 4&7 and PPCs at different levels of LGs.
  • It introduced new types of plans i.e. NPDP & RPDP. These are to provide national and regional planning frame work and they inform District, Urban and local planning processes.
  • Section 3 of the PPA 2010 declared the entire country a planning area and this act therefore applies to the entire country in all aspects.


Declaration of Special planning areas

  • The Minister may on the recommendation of NPPB, by statutory instrument declare an area as a special planning areas.
  • The Minister may by statutory instrument suspend all developments in the special planning area for a period not more than 2yrs until the plan is in place.

This would have an impact on the land in the hands of ULC as this instrument would apply in all cases.


Functions of the Secretariat.
The secretary to the board who is the head of the physical planning department is charged with responsibility to advice Uganda land commission on matters concerning alienation of land among other functions.


Physical planning committees

  • PPA established different planning institutions at different levels of local government.
  • They are the planning authorities in their areas of jurisdiction.


The department of physical planning is a link between PPCs and ULC in matters of land under ULC for physical planning purposes

PPA 2010 AND ULC OPARATIONS
Land allocation.

  • Section 3 of the PPA 2010 declared the entire country a planning area.
  • This means that all developments including land allocation is subjected to planning approval.
  • Where ULC has land it wants to allocate, and no planning and allocation has taken place before, the DPP in conjunction with the PPC of the area will prepare a layout
  • which will guide ULC in allocation such land as per the land use attached to it.


PPA2010 and ULC
Subdivision of and consolidation of land


  • Section 36 of this act requires that all land to be subdivided or consolidated must have permission from the respective PPC Who will take in regard the provisions of the plan in place.
  • ULC allocates land that is located in local governments who are the planning authorities, the department will advise ULC on subdivision and consolidation of land belonging to government


PPA 2010 and ULC ACTIVITIES

  • Disposal of land and extension of lease
  • Section 51 says that subject to any other law relating to administration of land, no subdivision, consolidation, and renewal of extension of a lease of any land
  • shall be effected without planning approval.
  • Plans keep changing and therefore the lease must be in line with the existing approved structure plans of the area where ULC land is located.

 


PPA2010 and ULC activities

Change of land use

Where an application for change of land use had been made to ULC, the application should be sent to PPD who will present it to the National physical planning board for approval. It is only the NPPB that have powers of changing the land use.

The secretariat will liaise with the relevant PPC for their input before such an application goes to the board in the case where it has not originated from there.


(S40) Development Application In areas without approved PDPs:

  • The LPPC may approve, refer or reject the applications submitted to it based on advice of PP & other gov’t bodies.
  • Where application covers matters of National character or other special considerations refer to NPPB.


Sec 32 Development control
Each local physical planning committee has power


  • To prohibit or control the use of land and development of land and buildings for proper and orderly dev`t of the area
  • To control and prohibit the consolidation or subdivision of land or existing plots
  • To ensure execution and implementation of approved LPDP
  • To initiate formulation of by-laws to regulate development
  • To ensure preservation of all land planned for P.O.S, PARKS,URBAN FOTRESTS AND GREEN BELTS , ENVIRONMENTAL AREAS, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND OTHER PUBLIC FACILITIES in accordance with the approved PDP
  • Therefore they can reject an application of development on the land issued by ULC whose use contradicts the existing physical development plan that the local government is required to implement.
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