The Land Use and Planning Department (LUPD)
The Black River District Council was the first rural authority to set up a Planning Department which is now known as the Land Use & Planning Department (LUPD) under the Local Government Act 2011.
The LUPD is responsible for the following:
(i) Monitoring development within the Black River District Council Area
(ii) Receiving & Processing applications for Building & Land Use Permits
(iii) Attending to complaints with respect to unlawful development and initiating legal action where required
(iv) Making recommendations to
– the Morcellement Board on applications for Morcellement permits
– the Ministry of Agro-Industry & Food Security on applications for Land Conversion Permits
– the Ministry of Environment & Sustainable Development on applications for EIA License and PER
The LUPD is organized as follows:
To make an application for a Building and Land Use Permit consult the officers at the Planning Reception Desk or visit our website at brdc.mu. Please also consult the Building and Land Use Permit Guide.
Advice on a proposed development:
For a major development consult the HLUPD on prior appointment
For a non-residential development consult a Planning Inspector
For a residential development consult the Building Inspector or the Work Inspector