Town and Country Planning Bill passed
THE House passed the Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Bill 2016, which makes it compulsory for any physical development plan to get the advice of the National Physical Planning Council (MPFN).
The Bill was passed after block voting, with 63 MPs agreeing and 51 others against. Earlier, during winding-up, Urban Wellbeing, Housing, and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said the amendments will allow all major projects to be discussed at the MPFN platform.
The discussion will be better coordinated, and involve the state and federal governments.
Noh added the Bill will require a Social Impact Assessment, which will benefit the public. – Bernama