“The General Local Plan linked with Medium Term Budget Planning” - Klos Municipality

 

The General Local Plan of Klos Municipality is a result of the commitment of Klos’municipality to properly respond to legal obligations, especially after the Administrative Reform in 2015, but primarily to guarantee a good – administration in its territory, and create the foundations for a sustainable development in the next 15 years, and beyond.  The project of the Local General Plan is implemented by the Municipality of Klos, with the technical support of IDRA Research and Consulting Sh.P.K. and the Program for Decentralization and Local Development (dldp) of the Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation.

The methodology followed is based foremost on legal requirements and recommendations provided by the Albanian legislation on planning of the territory and by a close and multilateral cooperation between the Municipality of Klos, IDRA, dldp and the National Agency Territorial Planning. On the other hand, this process had a strong citizen’s involvement to better identify and address their needs and priorities, not only through public hearings but also through a citizen’s survey with residents in each administrative unit. The main findings and recommendations identified during the three main phases of the GLP: Territorial Analysis, Vision and Strategic Development, and the Territorial Development Plan. This Summary Report is intended to support the municipality in the future and provide the necessary help when applying for several funds of other presentations during its work.

The General Local Plan of Klos Municipality is a project undertaken from the Albanian Government, in terms of Administrative and Terrotorial Reform, started in 2014 and is now implementing by organizing local government into 61 municipalities. The new territorial local organization aims to empower the new municipalities by enhancing their capability to provide high quality and timely services to citizens and increasing the efficiency of local governments’ resource management. The Administrative-Territorial Reform will lead to enhanced good governance at the local and regional level; efficient service delivery and effective collection of tariffs and fees by local governments; greater ability to promote and encourage sustainable local economic development.

In terms of this project, IDRA Shpk has provided:

– An intensive work closely and regular meetings with the municipal planning team;

– holding regular meeting with dldp as direct counterpart to reflect recommendations and warrant the quality of the process,

– providing that all stakeholders are involved to contribute with their understanding of how the future development, infrastructures, facilities and its systems will work and benefit to the whole community.

The overall period of assignement is ten months (December 2016 – October 2017) and is divided in several phases according to the Territorial Planning Regulation, each phases being indented with close institutional co-working, enlightened with stakeholders/public meetings in order to enhance ownership of the process and results.

  • Phase 0: Preparatory and organization of the drafting process
  • Phase 1: Territory assessment and analysis.
  • Phase 2: Vision of the territory, territorial strategy linked with Medium Term Budget Program and developmental pilot projects
  • Phase 3: Territorial development plan and local regulation.
  • Phase 4: The Strategic Environment Assessment (SEA)

The outputs of each phase are drafts; and should be validated at the end of the respective phases but can be enriched with further results brought during further developments of the drafting process of GLP. The final outputs are delivered at the end of the process. The scope of work consists in a number of activities that will lead to specific outputs and will relate to the deliverables that are required according to the Law on Planning and Development, and its bylaws.