KP Approves Master Plans to Revamp 4 Cities

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Land Use and Building Control Council (LUBCC) has approved the master plans for Mardan, Wana, Miran Shah and Mir Ali.

The council will approve the master plans for 16 other major cities by March this year.

These master plans will make it easier for the Planning and Development (P&D) department to conceptualize, design, implement, and monitor development schemes.

The master plans will also ensure that the guiding principles of the provincial government for preserving agricultural land and other green areas are not violated.

These master plans have been prepared by considering the projected population of the cities by 2042 and the increasing demand for civic facilities in the near future.

Current land uses and population density were carefully observed and master plans were finalized in consultation with all stakeholders.

In a separate development, Chief Minister (CM) KP, Mahmood Khan, approved the KP Urban Policy 2030, making KP the first province to approve such a policy.

This policy has been developed by LUBCC in collaboration with the Urban Policy and Planning Unit and Sub-National Governance Program.

  • I think they should move the reti / bajri , construction material depots to well outside the city limits, just like they did with the brick kilns some time ago

  • Excellent initiative of the provincial government of kp to ensure proper growth of their urban centres and manage urbanisation in a sustainable way. These master plans will provide a framework for efficient utilisation of land and its resources and avoid duplication of efforts by the provincial line departments.

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