The Lagos State Government has lifted the suspension order on granting Planning Permits for land extension into the lagoon at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore Schemes.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako said the lifting of the suspension was predicated on the projection of the new boundaries of 20-200 meters from the original boundary of the Banana Island and Foreshore Estate, and 100 meters from the original boundary of Osborne Foreshore Schemes I and II into the Lagos Lagoon.
“Following this consideration, I wish to convey Mr. Governor’s approval of the lifting of the suspension on granting planning permits in respect of land extending into the lagoon at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore Schemes with immediate effect”, he said.
Salako noted that the boundary adjustment was done with a view to achieving uniform boundaries, while the new boundaries must be supported with embankment and shoreline protection.
The Commissioner explained that the Ikoyi/Victoria Island District Office of the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) has been mandated to adopt the approved revised schemes as official documents for granting planning permits to all building plan applications in the affected areas.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had on the 29th of January, 2021, placed a suspension order on the approval of land extension activities in the coastal areas to forestall environmental degradation.