Environmental aspects in the local plans in Sabah: Perception of selected stakeholders and case study

Carolyn Tay @ Carolyn Clement (2006) Environmental aspects in the local plans in Sabah: Perception of selected stakeholders and case study. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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The existing land use plan preparation process in the state today is mainly tailored more towards economic and social development based on the assumption of continuing growth. The landuse policies and strategy had been always focused on how much land in available for future development needs. As for environmental concerns it is only treated a sector by itself. Conservation measures on protection of existing natural areas and environmentally sensitive sites are only put emphasis on a small portion in the plan. Therefore, there is a need that environmental inputs or concern should be integrated into the process of preparing land use plans. The objective of this study is mainly to determine the extensiveness of the environmental aspects in the existing local plans’ content prepared by the Town and Regional Planning Department The second objective of this study is then to propose newly environmental aspects to be incorporate into the existing local plan. The data collected for this study is done through questionnaire and interviews from the government and private sectors that have been involved in the local plan preparation process in the state. The final result of this study shows that, the existing environmental aspects in the prepared local plans are not enough and need improvement Several newly environmental aspects have been proposed to be add on into the content of the local plan prepared by the Town and Regional Planning Department. Besides that, this study also indicates that in planning with foresight, environmental aspects should permeate every stage of planning and it should be dealt with in conjunction with social and economic issues. Environmental aspects in local plans should be seen in a holistic manner and at macro perspective. In other word~ planning and implementation of all work concerned with the environment or the natural resources must be holistic and multi-sectoral, emphasizing a proactive approach at macro level rather than a reactive approach at micro and specific levels

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Keyword: environmental aspect, local plan, stakeholder, land
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 09:48
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 16:42
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6213

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