The legislative base for determining planning applications is set out in the Town and Country Planning Act (TCPA) CAP. 240, and in its subsidiary legislation, Town and Country Planning Development Order, 1972.

The Town and Country Planning Act, Cap. 240, defines development as “The carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations in, on, over or under any land, the making of any material change in use of any buildings, or other land or the subdivision of land". 



January 2001