Contributed By MMC Africa Law
The PPA is the main statute dealing with physical development in Kenya, and vests the functions of Physical Planning in the Office of the Director of Physical Planning.
The PPA establishes physical planning liaison committees whose functions are to act as a mechanism for appealing decisions of the Director of Physical Planning.
Under the PPA, a number of regulations have been enacted to deal with various aspects of physical development. These are the Physical Planning:
There is currently a Physical Planning Bill that seeks to amend the PPA. This Bill seeks to provide separation of powers between the national and the county governments. The Bill provides that policy and strategy formulation including the preparation and approval of the National Physical Development Plan are functions of national government while the power to consider and give development approval is vested in the county governments.
The NCA Act establishes the NCA which is mandated with overseeing and co-ordinating the development of the construction industry in Kenya. Every construction project is required to be registered with NCA prior to commencement of a project.