To provide a solid basis for the long term physical development of the nation which supports the new national development strategy and direct development in a manner which will integrate economic competitiveness with environmental sustainability and social equity.

To support and encourage rather than restrict private sector development activities.

To provide the special context for a co-ordinated approach to a physical infrastructure planning and programming which supports national development objectives.

To integrate land use planning with the forthcoming new transport choice.

To reinforce and modernise the legal and institutional structure for physical development planning, control and enforcement so that meaningful and lasting results can be achieve.

To satisfy the housing and land needs of the people of Mauritius.

To achieve more effective management and use of State Lands.

To devise plans, policies and programmes which are robust, flexible and balanced.