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NTPA Function

NTPA is responsible for coordinating the processes of drafting territorial planning and development documents, which are undertaken by planning authorities at central and local level; to support horizontal coordination between national planning authorities during sectorial planning processes or in the process of drafting detailed plans for areas of national importance as well as vertical coordination between national and local planning authorities at local level with focus in harmonizing and addressing issues of national and local importance; organizing, administrating and maintaining the integrated database of territorial planning and development - Integrated Territory Register - with all central and local level planning documents that have entered into the approval process or have been approved by the relevant authorities, as well as other additional data, which relate to the planning and development of the territory.

Encouraging the participation of the public and interest groups in the planning process is one of the goals of the NTPA.

NTPA's responsibilities and tasks:

1-NTPA is responsible for:

  1. coordinating, in general, the processes of drafting territorial planning and development documents that are undertaken by planning authorities at central and local level;
  2. supporting horizontal coordination between national planning authorities during sectorial planning processes or in the process of drafting detailed plans for areas of national importance as well as vertical coordination between national and local planning authorities at local level with focus in harmonizing and addressing issues of national and local importance;
  3. should undertake an initiative and propose for approval to the NTC the definition of a matter, area or facility of national importance in planning as well as the detailed procedures for this initiative set out in the planning regulation;
  4. should review the compatibility of the draft act of the territorial planning document with the applicable legal and sub-legal provisions in the field of territorial planning as well as the planning documents in force.
  5. organizing, administrating and maintaining of the integrated database of territorial planning and development - Integrated Territory Register - with all central and local level planning documents that have entered into the approval process or have been approved by the relevant authorities, as well as other additional data, which relate to the planning and development of the territory;
  6. for checking the compliance of acts published in the register with the laws, planning documents and those of the development control in force;
  7. to propose to the Council of Ministers, through the minister responsible for territorial planning and development issues, review of acts or draft new sub-legal acts for the implementation of this law;
  8. to encourage and ensure that public participation is guaranteed during the process of drafting and implementing planning documents;
  9. it prepares and publishes methodological manuals for territorial planning, and prepares and provides training programs for the preparation of planning documents.

2-NTPA is responsible for:

  1. The preparation of studies for the Integrated Planning System in the Republic of Albania, and the proposals for responsible urban development ministry, the National Territorial Council and the Council of Ministers on measures for sustainable development of the territory and for processes and activities related to planning and development of the territory. To this purpose, NTPA conducts research activities, analyzes in function of proposing, supporting or informing decision-making processes and improving territorial planning and development policies.
  2. NTPA takes care that the products of research, analysis and fabrication carried out in fulfillment of legal obligations or as a result of its practice and activity are available to sustainable urban development in Albania.
  3. NTPA each year compiles a Monitoring Report on the Implementation of Purposes and Objectives stated in the National Spatial Pland and Detailed Plans for Areas of National Importance.