The Essentials of Town Planning and Job of Planning Consultants

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Strategic planning of the town is essential to give a concrete structure to the look of the town. Due to rampant construction of buildings and industries with the industrial revolution penetrating the nook of the city, Land surveying town planning became an important decision to be taken. Hence, the social reformers adopted the policy of sketching out the right measures to control the raging growth triggered by modernization.

What is a town plan?

Planning the town involves the intricate details of understanding the requirements of the towns and its various divisions and utilizing the land to the best of benefit. It is like promoting development by implementing decisions and turning the town into a planned city, without interfering with the environmental features. The planners work in two ways to go about the planning. They either chalk out the structure of a brand new area of the town or inject suitable ways to reform the existing land to ensure spatial relief to the eyes, adequate light everywhere, proper drainage system and clean drinking water.

How it used to be v/s what is the basic Idea now?

Previously, the town development or planning concentrated on the basic urban needs like railways, roadway connections, recreational spaces, open lots, housing complex, sewerage facilities, water supply, energy supply and much more. Nevertheless, the basic idea of planning the town today lies with modification of the city which is already present rather than adopting a new initiative of developing an entirely new town. But the real challenge lies in dealing with the political challenges and giving result to the planning vision. In this context the planning consultants are the best in providing the advice and help for planning the town.

What is the job of town planning consultant?

The town planning consultants go into the legal details and formalities before the plan is given a result. If you have any question related to your area of new development and planning, then you can seek advice from the consultants. Remember, that each small piece of development requires permission for planning. Therefore the planner has to seek permission from the Council by sending an application. Now, a consultant intimates you the Council’s name who will ultimately give the decision of the new planning project undertaken.

The consultant also clarifies the transparency of your project and if there is any chance of neighbors objecting to the initiative. Issues like third party and its appeal against the decision of the Council is a matter of major concern. The planning consultants elucidate on these points. Besides, as a planner you get to know the Council’s reaction to your planning and reforming decision of the town and also the total cost involved in making the appeal.

However, to make the appeal work in favor, the development plan should be rightly chalked out without missing any detail.

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This article was published on 2010/07/09