The design of plans and proposals to direct the orderly growth and development of urban and rural settlements in the country. Under Act 463, the assembly is the planning authority and therefore responsible for physical/spatial planning of customary land in conjunction with the Stools.
To plan, manage and promote harmonious, sustainable and cost effective development of human settlements in accordance with sound environmental and planning principles.
In collaboration with survey department prepare acquisition plans when stool land is being acquired. The formulation of goals and standards relating to the use and development of land, particularly in areas of rapid urban growth. The design of plans and proposals to direct the orderly growth and development of urban and rural settlements in the country.
The co-ordination of the diverse types of physical development promoted by various agencies both Government, quasi government and private developers. Provision of various forms of planning services to public authorities such as District Councils and private developers aimed at securing the highest possible measure of health, efficiency and order in the physical environment Examination of development plans approval provision of development permit.