This Order concerns the granting of planning permissions and other measures aimed at control of development and to carry out proper planning. The Order shall apply to planning areas and implement provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act. Generally, any development of any class specified in the first column of the Schedule may be carried out without planning permission. Where the Minister is satisfied that it is expedient that development of any class specified in the Schedule or development of any kind within such a class ought not to be carried out in the planning area or in any part thereof without the permission of the planning authority or of the responsible authority, the Minister may, by Order published in the Gazette, provide that the right to carry out any development shall not extend to the specified development in the planning area. The Regulations set out procedures for the granting of a planning permission. The Minister may give directions restricting grant of planning permission. Appeal against decisions regarding planning permission may be had with the land tribunal. Such decisions may also concern waterworks.
Implements: Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 32:09). (2008-12-31)
Repeals: Town and Country Planning (General Development) Order, 1980 (Chapter 32:09). (2008-12-31)
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Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name at independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party has won every election since independence; President Ian KHAMA was reelected for a second term in 2014.