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2. Town and Country Planning Act, 1976 (Act 172)

Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) acts and functions as an instrument of land use planning within the local area. Among the functions and authority of the council under this act are:

a) The council plays the role as the Local Planning Authority for its administration area.

b) Manage, control and plan developments and the re-use of lands and buildings within its areas.

c) To conduct and encourage collection, maintenance and publication of statistics, bulletins and monographs and other articles related to the town and country planning, as well as the methodologies.

d) To perform any other duties entrusted to it from time to time by the State Authority.