Vann Vat, an urban planning expert, explained that in developed countries a master plan
provides an authoritative reference on zoning and infrastructure that developers can use as guidance before drawing up blueprints for their projects or signing contracts.
Also, it has been observed that the lack of a master plan
for Ibadan has led to poor roads and drainage networks, challenges of inaccessible and mismatched land use, existence of slums and urban squalor, inadequate provision of social amenities or facilities like potable water supply, electricity, schools, health facilities, and poor solid wastes management.
The master plan
also allows for additional residential development to be included in the centre to provide for more housing choice in the future.
All land acquired for master plans
are within the Palestinian Authority's "Area A" or "Area B" jurisdictionsand are designated as 'residential', and the average size of each plot consists of a spacious net area of 1,000 meters square, or one dunum.
This reflects in recently produced master plan
for Greater Bhiwadi.
Among the draft Master Plan
recommendations for implementation in the first year after it's accepted is the establishment of an implementation committee and "a complete overhaul of the town's zoning bylaws and subdivision regulations.
But to accommodate their cultural and financial needs, master plans
must be reworked and updated.
A consultant is being sought to carry out the master plan
for the expanded Marina Park and once we have selected one, that process will proceed rather quickly," Larson indicates.
I have said previously, to continue to ensure the complex is fit for purpose and delivers for the community going forward, now is the time to have a thoroughly developed strategic master plan
to guide development in future years.
Mary Walter, chairwoman of the Master Plan
Committee, said the committee and the Planning Board are not required to seek town meeting approval, but because residents have been encouraged to participate in all facets of the plan's development, those responsible for the document believe it is important to have voters' stamp of approval.