Temporary Land Use Permit in Selangor: An Overview of Land Policies and Practice in the District of Petaling, Malaysia

  • Liyana Zainudin Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Zaharah Mohd Yusof
  • Jaiya Abu

Abstract

As the leading district in Malaysia, the district of Petaling (in the state of Selangor) has embarked on multiple development strategies towards materializing urban growth and producing main cities. The state’s structural plan has selected Petaling to champion urban growth where its three local authorities are required to develop their lands for other than agricultural use. This study will look into how the district implements the use of special temporary permits in regard to temporary land use through specific federal and state government’s circulars. Qualitative data analysis through Acts and documents i.e. circulars, local plans and town plans produced by the Department of Director General of Lands and Mines and the Selangor Land and Mines Office were analysed, compared and discussed in regards to achieving urban growth. Findings show that the circulars are not feasible within the context of Petaling and it is recommended that a further study to introduce a new permit for temporary land use for residential, industrial and commercial lands be considered, alongside a flexible policy that complements urban growth.
Keyword: Temporary land use, land use plans, land use policy, temporary permit, urban growth.

Published
2023-01-20
How to Cite
ZAINUDIN, Liyana; YUSOF, Zaharah Mohd; ABU, Jaiya. Temporary Land Use Permit in Selangor: An Overview of Land Policies and Practice in the District of Petaling, Malaysia. Built Environment Journal, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, p. 31-39, jan. 2023. ISSN 2637-0395. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/bej/article/view/20134>. Date accessed: 21 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/bej.v20i1.20134.