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The Territorial Planning Process aims at providing:

  • the sustainable development of the territory through rational use of land and natural resources;
  • the balanced use of natural resources, economic and human needs, as well as of public and private interests;
  • the economic, social and cultural development at the national and local level;
  • the harmonization of territorial development, based on the principles of sustainability, conservation and protection of biodiversity and areas of special status;
  • the elimination of barriers for safe, equitable and independent use of spaces by each and every person, including people with disabilities or special groups, for whom technical solutions or special equipment are necessary.

The planning process is a continuous cycle that brings together all planning documents in a mutual and interdependent relationship, constituting the instruments that respond to the dynamics of human activity and the territory.

Within the framework of the consolidation of the Administrative Territorial Reform and the provision of new municipalities with the necessary instruments for a good and sustainable governance of the territory, the Albanian Government, through the ministry responsible for territorial planning and the NTPA, has undertaken the initiative to support the local government to provide the entire territory of the Republic of Albania with General Local Plans.

For a more transparent process in informing the public on the ongoing planning processes of the territory, the Albanian Government and the NTPA are working to set up and implement the e-Planning on-line system, which will handle planning processes as open consultation and information processes, in order to achieve what is called public-wide participation planning and decision-making.

The National Territorial Planning Register

With the recent legal changes in the field of territorial planning and development, as well as the establishment of two separate agencies dedicated to each of these two processes (planning and permit issuance), the concept for the organization and administration of the Registry has also changed, by dividing it into two separate systems, one serving the planning processes and the other the processes of permit issuance. Specifically: the National Territorial Planning Register (NTPR), or e-Planning and e-Permits.

The National Territorial Planning Register is itself organized on the basis of two main components: 1. the Interagency Interoperability Platform; and 2. GIS interactive map.

The NTPR with its new structure and functionalities will enable higher transparency of the planning processes, as it will facilitate easy public access to information related to the processes and content of planning documents.

The Interagency Interoperability Platform of the National Territorial Planning Register, the e-platform, is set up with the aim of coordinating the planning processes, beginning with the initiative for drafting the plans up to their final approval.

The e-platform is dedicated only to users employed in the local and central administration. For access to the National Territorial Planning Register e-platform, users must have an active account (username / password).

Currently, access will be granted via the following link: 

Users who do not possess an open account on the NTPR, but are equipped with a VPN, can access to get acquainted with the materials published via the following link:

The general public, interested in following and being informed about the planning processes of the territory, has an available e-map. This map in the GIS format presents spatial information about the existing and planned condition of the territory, infrastructure, buildings, engineering infrastructure, strategic projects, etc. Concurrently, the e-map presents basic information obtained from ASIG services such as orthophotos, administrative divisions, protected areas, etc.

Currently, the NTPA is performing the e-platform electronic system functionality testing, based on the structure of the planning documents, for each responsible planning authority at central and local level.

Concurrently, the drafting of the Regulation of the National Territorial Planning Register, which will specify the rules for the administration and maintenance of the data, the structure and obligations of the responsible territorial planning authorities in terms of maintenance and publication of documents and data in the National Territorial Planning Register, is under process.