To become a unique, technically capable and proactive entity, able to contribute effectively to the rational development of sustainable human settlements in Ghana
To plan, manage and promote harmonious, sustainable and cost effective development of human settlements in the country and in accordance with sound environmental and planning principles.
The Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority was established in 2016, pursuant to the Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, (ACT 925) 2016. It replaced the erstwhile Town and Country Planning Department which had existed since 1945
The mandate of the Authority is derived from the following legal instruments;
Land Use and Spatial Planning Act, 2016 (Act 925)
Land Use and Spatial Planning Regulations, 2019 (LI 2384)
Local Government Act,2016 (ACT 936)
National Development Planning (Systems)Act,1994 (ACT 480)
National Building Regulations,1996(LI 1630)
National Development Planning Commission Act,1994 (ACT 479)
The Authority operates at two levels, the National and Regional levels.
The Head Office operates under the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI).
Regional Offices collaborate with the Regional Planning Coordinating Units (RPCUs) of the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs).