International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss


Access to Public Participation in the Land Planning and Environmental Decision Making Process in Malaysia
Ainul Jaria Maidin

This article seeks to examine the role of the public in contributing towards land planning decision making process in Malaysia. The Malaysian land planning process incorporates avenues for enabling all interested parties to have an informed input into the decision making process in order to produce a just and fair decision. Thus, participation in the planning system is not limited to the planning authorities, project proponents and other related government agencies but is also extended to the ordinary citizens. The involvement of ordinary citizens in the formulation of policies and strategies, which affects land planning and development is essential to ensure that the development plans prepared by the planning authorities are in agreement with the wishes of the people. Thus, ensuring a higher degree of public compliance with the plan. Participation can also instil a greater sense of belonging in the urban dwellers as they can influence the development of the environment in which they will be living and worki.

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