The Department of Physical Planning at the district level shall manage the activities of the Department of Town and Country Planning.

The Department shall:

·         Advice the District Assembly on national policies on physical planning, land use and development.

·         Coordinate activities and projects of departments and other agencies including non-governmental organizations to ensure compliance with planning standards.

·         Assist in preparations of physical plans as a guide for the formulation of development policies, decisions and to design projects within the Assembly.

·         Advise on setting out approved plans for future development of land at the district level.

·         Advise on the conditions for the construction of public and private buildings and structures and assist to provide the layout for buildings for improved housing layout and settlements.

·         Ensure the prohibition of the construction of new buildings unless building plans submitted have been approved by the Assembly.

·         Advise and facilitate the demolishing of dilapidated buildings and recovery of incurred cost in connection with the demolishing.

·         Advice the Assembly on the siting of billboards, masts and ensure compliance with the decisions of the Assembly.

·         Advice on the acquisition of land property in the public interest, and undertake street naming, numbering of houses and related issues.