This Act provides for the control and planning of development and for the acquisition and disposal of land for planning purposes under the Lands Acquisition Act. It establishes the Town and Country Planning Authority and defines its functions and powers. The Authority shall make a development plan based on the review of existing development in the Seychelles. The plan shall, among other things, designate land as land subject to compulsory acquisition. The Minister shall, by Order, provide for the grant of permission for the development of land as specified. The use of any land for the purposes of agriculture or forestry (including afforestation) shall not be considered development for the purposes of this Act. The Minister may also make tree preservation orders for the preservation of trees and woodlands. The Government may, by way of sale or lease or otherwise, dispose of land acquired by it (whether compulsorily or by agreement) to any statutory undertakers or other body or person for development in accordance with permission granted under this Act.
Implemented by: Town and Country Planning General Development Order (Cap. 237). (2012-06-30)
Implemented by: Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Regulations (Cap. 237). (2012-06-30)
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