Cagayan de Oro's land use plan gets a go

CAGAYAN DE ORO. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno. (Photo from Moreno's Facebook account)

THE Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) has given a green light to the city's proposed Comprehensive and Land Use Plan (Clup).

Mayor Oscar Moreno announced the approval during the City Development Council meeting on Tuesday, June 18.

Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya, chairperson of the committee on planning and development, said he was elated with the development and hopes that work will now begin.

Nacaya was the one who pushed for an "overhaul" of the city's land use plan in an aim to adapt to the metropolization of Cagayan de Oro.

The 15-year land use plan identifies suitable areas of development in the city. He said this will give the city direction and boost the economic activity of Cagayan de Oro.

Nacaya's version of the plan is "inclusive, interconnects issues, and will serve as a public policy guide for development."

"Ideally, Clup must be revisited every 10 years. It is the basis for the local government units as far as development plan is concerned. I am happy that finally our roadmap is approved. More works ahead for us," Nacaya said in a statement.

The Local Government Code provides that local government units shall, in conformity with existing laws, continue to prepare their respective land use plans through zoning ordinance, which shall be the primary and dominant bases for the future use of land resources.


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