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Urban planning and development guidance released

In the dynamic realm of urban development, the significance of clear and comprehensive planning regulations cannot be overstated. As our cities evolve, the need for a harmonized understanding of these regulations becomes paramount. It is with this imperative in mind that we are proud to present this guidance book on planning regulations.

The purpose of this book is to disseminate knowledge and foster awareness of planning regulations among stakeholders involved in property development. We recognize the pivotal role that stakeholders in property developments play in shaping our urban landscapes, and this book aims to empower them with the requisite understanding to navigate the planning regulatory landscape effectively.

Years of hands-on experience in the application of planning regulations, coupled with a meticulous review of the latest regulatory declarations by the UDA, have culminated in the creation of this valuable resource. The intention is not only to elucidate the intricacies of planning regulations but also to serve as a catalyst for increased compliance within the property development sector.

One of the key features of this guidance book is its commitment to simplifying complex regulations. By employing illustrative examples and practical scenarios, we endeavor to demystify the regulatory framework, making it accessible to a broader audience. It is our belief that a clear and understandable set of guidelines will not only enhance compliance but also contribute to an environment of authorized and sustainable construction and development.

As we navigate the pages of this book, we invite stakeholders, including developers, planners, architects, property valuers, land surveyors and policymakers, to embrace the insights offered herein. We hope this resource will serve as a valuable companion in the pursuit of creating well-planned, resilient, and vibrant urban spaces that cater to the needs of both present and future generations.

We extend our appreciation to all those who have contributed to the development of this guidance book and express our optimism that it will play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of compliance and excellence within the realm of urban development.

D. Prathapasinghe FRICS, FIV
In charter assessment
DBA (Reading), B.Sc. EMV Mgt. (sp) (Hon) (SJP), MBA (UK), PG Dip Eco. Dev. (Colombo), Dip Surv. (Reading-UK), FRICS (UK), FIVSL, MSLID



H. H. Leelananda MRICS, MITP
Chartered planning consultant
M.Sc. (Geographic Information System) (Moratuwa) Pg. Dip. (Computer Technology (Colombo) B. Sc. EST. Mgt. Val. (Special) (Sri Jayewardenepura) MRICS UK, MITP SL, FIREV SL

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