The Centre for Urban Research and Innovations (CURI) consultancy team and the University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (UNES) held a five-day retreat held at the Serena Safari Lodge in Kilaguni, Mtito Andei. Held from 22nd to 27th May 2016, the retreat purposed to formulate and launch a responsive Nairobi City County Development Control Policy to facilitate the implementation of Nairobi Integrated Urban Development Master Plan (NIUPLAN).
The draft Nairobi City County Development Control Policy provides guiding the development and use of land, curbing misuse of land and promoting rational and orderly development of built environment to ensure that all developments take place at an appropriate time and place and in such a manner that it conforms to pre-determined guidelines. The draft policy document contains the scope/ context of development control policy, principles of development control policy adopted, and regulations and controls (zoning regulations and architectural controls, general sectoral Policies and the monitoring and implementation framework (Institutional framework, statutory provisions and procedures).
The Development Control Policy outlines guidelines and standards based on 8 key pillars of urban development areas, namely; land use and human settlements, urban design and building elements, urban transport and networks, urban infrastructure, natural urban environment, urban economy and investment values capture and institutional framework.