If the Minister is satisfied that an area should be declared a controlled area or part of an existing controlled area, he may by notice in the Gazette declare that area, a controlled area, or part of a controlled area. No person shall use land in a controlled area otherwise than for a purpose for which it was being used immediately prior to the date as from which the area concerned was or is declared a controlled area or part of a controlled area; or use land, in a controlled area, which at any time after the date of declaration was not used for a purpose contemplated in the said paragraph (a), or for any other purpose authorized by or under this Act, for a continuous period of two years, except under the authority of a permit and for the purpose and in accordance with the conditions specified therein.
Amended by: Physical Planning Act. (1993)
Amended by: Rural Development and Land Reform General Amendment Act, 2011 (No. 4 of 2011). (2011-05-12)
Repealed by: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (No. 16 of 2013). (2013-08-02)
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