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Obtaing Preliminary Planning Clearance for Development Activities

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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

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

Service Charge
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

Staff Officers in charge of the service

Designation Name Section Telephone Fax Email
Director (Enforcement) Mr.G.W.G.Abeygunawardena Enforcement +94-011-2872616 +94-011-2871503
Deputy Director(Enforcement)/Archiect Mrs.W.C.K.Perera Enforcement +94-011-2862909 +94-011-2871503
Assistant Director(Enforcement) Mr.U.S.Jayawardena Enforcement +94-011-2875923 +94-011-2871503

Specimen application
Specimen of a completed application

Organization Information

Urban Development Authority

6th and 7th Floors,

Telephones:011-2875916 to 2875920, 011-2873644, 011-2873647, 011-2873649, 011-2873651, 011-2873652, 011-2875333
Fax Nos:011-2872390

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Last Updated On: 2011-08-15 10:42:17
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