Obtaing Preliminary Planning Clearance for Development Activities
Introduction To consider whether permission can be granted for the development activities carried out in places that are not in conformity with the planning and building regulations of the Urban Development Authority (under the UDA Act No. 41 in 1978) according to the topography of the areas declared by the Urban Development Authority and to obtain the Basic Planning Clearance for a development activity accordingly.
This service can be obtained by the following divisions and provincial offices: Enforcement Division
Western Province Office
Development Planning Division
Central Province Office
Southern Province Office
North-Western Province Office
Sabaragamuwa Province Office
Uva Province Office
North Central Province Office
Eastern Province Office
Northern Province Office
Eligibility Ownership of land/ property
From where applications can be obtained? Applications can be obtained from the Enforcement Division,Western Province Division and all the Provincial Offices of UDA
Application Fee Free of charge.
Hours for submitting applications
From 9.00 am to 4. 00 pm – Every working day
For Residential Activities=Rs.2,000 + VAT + NBT and for Non-residential Activities = Rs. 5,000 + VAT + NBT
For Sub-division of Land: Lands less than 1,000 sq.m = Rs. 2,000 + VAT + NBT
Lands more than 1,000 sq.m. but less than 5,000 sq.m. = Rs. 5,000+ VAT + NBT
Lands more than 5,000 sq.m but less than 10,000 sq.m. = Rs. 10,000 + VAT + NBT
Land more than 10,000 sq. m. for every 1,000 sq. m. = Rs. 1,000 + VAT + NBT
Time taken to rpovide�the service�
3 weeks approx.
Supporting documents required 1.A copy of the Survey Plan of the Land
2.Application Duly Filled
3.Rough sketch of the route to access the land
4.Recommendations from the relevant institutions
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