The Planning and Subdivision Act (2010) makes provision for land use planning and regulates the subdivision of land. The objects and purposes of this Act are to:
(a) provide for a land use planning based development control system based on policy, land use designations and zoning;
(b) prevent indiscriminate division and development of land;
(c) ensure the efficient and orderly provision of infrastructure and services to the built environment;
(d) promote sustainable development in a healthy natural environment;
(e) maintain and improve the quality of the physical and natural environment.
(f) protect and conserve the natural and cultural heritage of The Bahamas
(g) provide for planning processes that are fair by making them open, accessible, timely and efficient.
(h) recognize the decision making authority and accountability of the Government in land use planning; and
(i) plan for the development and maintenance of safe and viable communities.