Adhere To Urban Planning Law

Govt To Land Developers
The Delta State Government has called on land developers in the state to strictly adhere to the State Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2003.
Commissioner for Lands, Surveys and Urban Development, Mr. Patrick Ferife, who made the call in Asaba at a management meeting in his ministry, said Section 35 (36) to (58) of the act clearly spells out the requirements for approval of building plans and the penalties for defaulters.
According to a release from the ministry made available to The POINTER, the meeting was aimed at improving service delivery at the ministry.
The commissioner noted that some land developers have formed the habit of building illegally on natural waterways and under electric power lines without approved plans. Others, he said, do not adhere to the plans approved for them, a situation he described as sad and unacceptable.
Ferife, therefore, warned all land developers who have built on waterways and under electricity lines to remove such structures otherwise they would be removed without notice.
The commissioner also warned that government officials found wanting in this regard would be sanctioned accordingly.