What You Can Do
How you can participate constructively in the Land-use Planning Process
Public participation is provided for in the law (the Town and Country Planning Act, 1976) for land-use plans such as the draft Structure and Local Plans. Likewise, guidelines by the Department of Environment (DOE) require public participation in DEIAs. The public will be invited to review and provide comments on these documents during a specified period of time.
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- Structure Plans provide macro land use data and sets the policy direction for the future land use of a state or area. Local Plans provide the detailed land use plan for a district or area.
- An Environmental Impact Assessment is the analysis of the likely environmental consequences of a proposed human activity. Currently, only Detailed Environmental Impact Assessments are open for public review. The public cannot review and comment on Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessments.