Why are comprehensive land use plans important?
Here are 3 primary reasons:
- It realizes the local government vision for its land resources
- It allocates available land resources for different sectors of the population
- It communicates the plans of the local government unit
The CLUP realizes the vision for the local government
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan materializes the vision of the local government for the territory on its land resources.
By implementing the land use plan, primarily through passing the zoning ordinance, the local government acts towards achieving its vision for its land resources.
The CLUP allocates available land resources for different population sectors
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan is an instrument for the local government unit to allocate available land resources to different sectors of its territory for different functions.
There are four land use policy areas in land use planning:
- protection areas
- production areas
- settlement development
- infrastructure development
Land is finite, immobile, has varying physical attributes, and can be used in multiple ways.
Every phenomenon that affects the population influences the territory of the local government unit.
The CLUP communicates the plans of the local government
The Comprehensive Land Use Plan allows the local government unit to communicate to various sectors of the population how it plans to cater to their needs of land resources.
How we completed the Comprehensive Land Use Plan of Tiwi