Fact Sheets
Town and Country Planning in Your District

You will find the Department in your Metropolitan, Municipal or District Assembly Office. At this level these are the services we offer:
• Advising the general public and district assembly in matters relating to physical development.
• Preparation of planning schemes and providing technical advice in promoting healthy and harmonious growth and development of human settlements in the District.

• Co-ordination of diverse physical developments promoted by departments, agencies of government and private developers.

• Administration of land use management procedures in settlement and channeling of day to day physical development into efficient forms and sound environmental places of residence, work and recreation.

• Receiving and issuing out of physical development application documents within the District.


• Providing diverse forms of planning services to other public institutions, boards, corporations and private developers with the purpose of securing the highest level of aesthetics, health, efficiency and others in the built environment.
Managing Ghana's Land Use Planning-Role of TCP Ghana


TCPD generally plan, control and ensure harmonious, sustainable and orderly development of sustainable human settlements management of all human settlement in Ghana.


• Initiate and formulate land use standards for various categorizes of physical development.
• We prepare spatial framework and strategies for the integration of socio economic and physical development for both urban and rural areas.
• Preparation of structure plans to guide the preparation of planning scheme.
• We prepare planning schemes and ensure its implementation to promote ordely human settlement development.

The Town and Country Planning Department

Is a government institution established in 1945 by the passage of the town and country planning ordinance, 1945 (Cap 84). It was established basically to promote orderly and efficient management of all human settlements in Ghana.