The Karnataka State Government has declared Nelamangala Planning Authority Local Planning Area vide Notification No. UDD/63/TTP/1996, Dated:27-01-1997 as per the clause 4 C of Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act 1961. The Nelamangala Planning Authority has been constituted vide State Government Notification No:UDD/204/TTP/1997 dated: 14-07-1997. The Planning Authority Office is functioning under the legal jurisdiction of the KTCP Act 1961 and as per the guidelines of the Karnataka Planning Authority rules 1965. The Independent planning authority office started functioning at Nelamangala, Bangalore Rural District since 31-08-2001.
The chairman will be the head of the office and he will be appointed by the State government. The member secretary being the chief executive officer of the office and he will look after all the activities of the office.
The main function of the Planning Authority is to prepare Master plans, planning schemes and to enforce the Master Plan proposals.
At present the Department of Town and Country Planning is fully assisting the Planning Authorities in the preparation of Master plans and in enforcing proposals of Master plans.
The Nelamangala Local Planning Area consists of 243 villages of the Nelamangala taluk, 42 villages of Banaglore North Taluk & 60 villages of Magadi Taluk total 345 villages in its jurisdiction. The Local Planning Area measures 734.08 sq. km in area.