21 Jun 2006

Action to be taken against illegal structures in Solomon Islands capital

1:24 pm on 21 June 2006

There is to be action taken against illegal structures in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara.

The Honiara Town and Country Planning Board says they will take tough measures against people who put up structures for commercial or residential building without proper permission and approval.

The board's chairman, James Mekab, says they've got full Government backing for this.

SIBC reports that the board has resolved to take tougher measures to enforce the City Council bye-laws, which require proper and controlled development planning on Government land.

Mr Mekab says the council's Planning and Building Services Department will also be taking strong measures to stop adhoc decisions in the approval of applications for development in the city.