Development Planning or Forward Planning involves the preparation of physical development plans. Urban Planning for future physical growth through Local Area Plans or Town Plans is managed by this section.
The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a sub-section of the Forward Planning section, this section provide support to the forwarding section through spatial planning to inform policy development and decision making. It also has the function of gathering, storing and producing geographical information mainly in the form of maps. This is achieved by using global positioning devices to capture data such as roads, buildings and land parcels.