Government declares Tatu City a Special Planning Area

7 June

We are pleased to inform you that the government has declared Tatu City a Special Planning Area, allowing the establishment of a Tatu City “one-stop” shop for, amongst other services, granting all planning and construction approvals for homeowners, businesses and developers. The government’s declaration, published on 7 June 2019 in The Kenya Gazette, is a significant milestone in decentralising the construction approval process from Kiambu County and recognising Tatu City as a private sector development of national significance.

As part of the transition to a Special Planning Area, Tatu City will be working closely with the Special Economic Zones Authority to provide services around the needs of homeowners, businesses and developers within Tatu City. It is expected that the establishment of the Tatu City one-stop shop will be completed by the end of the year. Until the one-stop shop is up and running, your building plans will continue to be evaluated by the Development Control Committee of Tatu City for submission to Kiambu County for approval. We are pleased that Kiambu County Governor Ferdinand Waititu recently pledged to fast track Tatu City applications.

Tatu City commends the government for recognising the economic significance and unique development potential of Tatu City, where more than 50 businesses are operating or developing and 1,000 buyers are planning their dream homes. As a Special Planning Area, the physical development of Tatu City will advance even more rapidly, and without bureaucratic hindrances.