REPUBLIC OF KENYA
MINISTRY OF LANDS
THE PHYSICAL PLANNING ACT (Cap. 286)
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PLAN
(KONZA LOCAL PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN)
Notice is hereby given that the Director of Physical Planning in conjunction with the Ministry of Information and Communications is in the process of preparing a Local Physical Development Plan (LPDP) for the proposed Konza Techno city at Malili.
The plan is being prepared pursuant to the Physical Planning Act (Cap 286) and the Local Government Act (Cap 265).
The plan will provide longterm development and regulatory framework covering a period of twenty (20) years and is subject to regular review.
The plan covers parts of Makueni County on a site measuring 2058 hectares (ha) approximately. The site is approximately 60km east of Nairobi on the Nairobi - Mombasa road. It is also located 4Km north of Konza Town.
The purpose of the plan will be to promote realization of Vision 2030 in development of a Techno city at Malili. The plan shall provide both broad and short term policy guidelines to guide development and use of land in an orderly, coordinated, harmonious and phased manner.
The broad framework will:
a) Classify the area into appropriate land uses for residential, commercial, industrial and other purposes
b) Provide for an integrated transport network
c) Designating public purpose and public utility areas
d) Identify environmental and ecologically sensitive areas
e) Divide the plan area into portions for phased implementation
The short term framework shall provide for detailed actionable plans for the first phase of the project.
These details include:
a) Assessment of immediate land requirement to accommodate specific population needs
b) Detailed allocation of land requirements to various land users
c) Determining type and density of development in particular localities
d) Setting appropriate standards and guidelines for development and use of land and buildings such as plot coverage, plot ratio, setbacks, facades and densities
e) Setting out measures for conservation, enhancement and restoration of the natural beauty of the area including rivers, water courses, hills
f) Providing routes for power lines, telecommunications, water drainage and sewerage
g) Making proposals on energy solutions including green energy such as solar, wind and biomass
h) Making proposals for safe pedestrian movement, easy access to buildings, efficient circulation of traffic with business, convenient and ample public car parks, efficient road links among others
i) Proposing mechanisms and measures for plan implementation, monitoring and evaluation
j) Proposing any other appropriate solutions necessary for sustainable development of the techno city
The approach to preparation of the plan will be participatory, multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral and will therefore require partnership among all actors from public, private, community organizations, and individuals.
The duration for preparation of the plan is six (6) months from 22nd Feb to August 22nd 2012.
Any interested persons who wish to make representations in connection with the preparation of this plan may do so in writing to the offices of Makueni County Council, the District Physical Planning office, Makueni and the office of the Director of Physical Planning, Nairobi during official working hours.
Dated 22nd Feb 2012
AUGUSTINE K. MASINDE, MBS
DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL PLANNING
Konza Local Physical Development Plan - Ministry of Lands Notice of Intention to Plan
REPUBLIC OF KENYA