Effects of privatization of public land on the integrity of plan

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Student: Sinem Civelek



There may be variances in the framework foreseen by the plans due to increasing public needs, unpredictable population increases. So, the need to modify urban plans becomes an important issue. However, the plan modifications have so many problems when future concerns and small interests are considered. So, plan modifications can lead to a damage in the urban pattern, and to decrease in the quality of life. Institutions with planning authority is determined in the Development Law. Moreover, certain special laws are enacted in order to grant planning authority to different institutions. This causes confusion on the responsibility for planning. With one of the special laws that is the Law on Privatization (Law No. 4046 enacted in 1994), the Directorate of Privatization Administration gains the authority to create a plan for the public land, to modify existing plans in these areas. As stated in the Development Law, the planning activities carried out by the Administration should be integrated with the existing plan. Including different institutions as part of planning process resulted in partial approach for planning process. The Administration has an authority to prepare new development plans and to make plan modifications. Although the importance of concepts of integrity of plans and public interest is stated in the Development Law and related regulations, the integrity of plans is an important issue which should be evaluated in development plans and plan modifications prepared by the Administration. With the study, positive and negative aspects of the planning authority of the Administration are evaluated.