Urban Planning and Development Management System for Peshawar

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Start Date:
April 2001
Completion Date:
February 2002

Project Description

The development objective of the project is to contribute to the guided urban growth pattern along with an efficient, updated urban management information system supported by an implementable urban planning and legislative framework. To attain the foregoing development objective, the following immediate objectives were assigned to the project.

  • To develop an updated digital base map of Peshawar City roughly around 600 sq. Km and to develop pilot Urban Management Information System on GIS

  • To review the previous Master Plan and update the same, developing an overall framework for guided physical growth of Peshawar upto year 2020

  • Preparation of complete legislative framework for guided urban growth



Review previous Master Plan of Peshawar. Data collection for updating of the Master Plan which includes:

  • Updated Socio Economic Data

  • Updated Land Use of Peshawar City

  • Updated Infrastructure facilities in Peshawar City

  • Updated System of Governance (after devolution)

  • Development of the updates base map using satellite imagery and GIS techniques for extraction of 20 different coverages like green areas, roads, plots, etc.

  • Revise and update the written statement of an existing structure plan to include latest primary information and data, demographic socio economic, land use pattern, housing, services and infrastructure, urban environmental conditions and prospects of potential areas.

  • The revised structure plan covered the strategic land use analysis and framework, guiding policies for future urban growth in Peshawar urban areas within a context of present and future changing in development priorities and potential needs.

  • Prepare a revised map showing details of present land use pattern, infrastructure, potential future land use pattern, urban growth strategies and future land management strategies for Peshawar urban areas.

  • Prepare a comprehensive traffic management and improvement plan including an option of mass transit in Peshawar.

  • Revise an updated local area action plan consists of a written statement of each proposed plan based on the updated primary data, including the strategic framework for the respective area provided in the revised structure plan along with policies and implementation framework

  • Prioritize immediate action areas for implementation

  • Prepare legislative framework to support the structure plan in context with Urban Planning Ordinance 1975 and Local Government Act 1961 and 2000 and prepare the necessary amendments and additional legal measures to transform it into a provincial urban planning act.

  • Review and update procedures and regulations in respect of planning control and development control to frame an implementable planning and development control regulation in urban areas.

  • Update existing zoning provisions and PUDB for township and prepared zoning regulations for existing urban areas.

  • Developed procedures and guidelines for introducing development control and zoning in urban areas

  • Developed procedures for introducing betterment charges along the main arteries