Brief History

We are ANAMBRA STATE PHYSICAL PLANNING BOARD (ANSPPB) established by the Anambra State Physical Planning Law no. 9 of 2013 which came into force on the 15th day of May 2013. There are twenty-one (21) Local Planning Authorities established by the same law and under the Board being the main regulatory body.
Anambra State government saw the need to align asymmetrical structures in the state into symmetrical harmony in the year 2013 hence the promulgation of the law that led to the formation of the Planning Board made up of ten members and subsequently inaugurated on the 23rd of September, 2015 by His Excellency Governor Willie M. Obiano.

Macro Level:

    • Initiation and preparation of urban master/structure plans and other relevant plans in conjunction with relevant ministries.
    • Act as the State implementing agency in projects related to physical and environmental planning.
    • Provide the required infrastructure such as roads, drainages, water, and electricity in all approved State and private layout schemes.
    • Plan and implement urban renewal programs to upgrade the environmental quality of blighted parts of the State.
    • Preserve buildings and objects of historical or architectural interest.
    • Consultation and coordination with the State Ministry and Local Governments in the preparation of physical plans.
    • Processing and approval or otherwise of development plan applications by Federal, State, or Local Government Institutions as well as all other development plan applications for petrol/gas/refinery stations, industrial developments, recreational developments without even excluding developments for residential, institutional, commercial and agricultural purposes and telecommunication masts.

Micro Level:

    • All development applications for petrol/gas filling/refinery stations.
    • All industrial developments.
    • All recreational developments covering an area of more than one hectare.
    • All development on a parcel of land of more than two hectares outside an approved layout.
    • All physical development plan applications made by any Federal, State, or Local Government institutions.
    • All developments for residential, institutional, commercial, and agricultural purposes.
    • Telecommunication masts such as private telephone operators (PTOs) internet service providers (ISP), etc.
    • All development above four floors (including ground floor).