Evaluation of the operationalization of the physical planning legislations at local levels in Uganda: A case study of Bombo Town Council
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Developing countries particularly in Sub Saharan Africa have been challenged with various urban challenges and up country effective land use management and development. With the anticipated high levels of urbanization expected to double by 2050 globally, developing countries are expected to suffer most with these paradigm changes. In an attempt to curb the associated evils that come with these already developing trends, the use of various control tools and mechanisms. In specificity, nations like Uganda, that this research focusses on have made tremendous moves towards achieving physical planning within their urban and rural areas through repealing, reviewing and amending the archaic and obsolete colonial laws and regulation concerning physical planning to better legislations. Despite the goodness and comprehensiveness of these legislations that have been enacted, their operationalization has met various challenges that have been evidenced by continuity in unregulated developments at all levels of planning. This research basically studies the operationalization of physical planning legislations in Uganda with emphasis on the local authorities where implementation of physical planning is deeply rooted and in this case, Bombo Town Council. The research seeks to identify how physical planning legislations are being used at these local levels, obstacles met in using them and the impact that their use has left concerning physical planning. The recommendations suggested by this research could be fundamental in countering the already occurring and foreseen challenges of urban and rural development changes in Uganda.