The Directorate of Physical Planning and Urban Development, comprises of the office of Director, Physical Planning and Urban Development; the Department of Physical Planning; the Department of Urban Development and the Department of Land Use Regulations and Compliance.

The major aim of this directorate is to attain an orderly, progressive and sustainable urban and rural development as a framework for industrialization, provision of social and physical infrastructure, agricultural modernization and poverty eradication.

The office of Director, Physical Planning and Urban Development is responsible for ensuring that there is orderly, progressive and sustainable urban and rural development in the country. The office is also responsible for budgeting, resource allocation and monitoring of the Physical Planning and Urban Development Sector. The Director is Savino Katsigaire