The Subic-Clark Corridor Conceptual Land Use Plan (SCoLUP)

The Project Area

The completed 94-kilometer Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) provides a vital lifeline between three hubs of production and logistics that both government and private sectors are actively pursuing, and which could consequently evolve and merge into a competitive Logistics Corridor in Asia. Aside from boosting the development potentials of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone, and the techno-park in Tarlac City, the SCTEx has also created opportunities for complementary industries along the expressway.

It is in this context that the SCADC initiated the formulation of a SCAD Corridor Conceptual Land Use Plan (SCoLUP) for the rational and sustainable development or preservation of lands along the new tollway. The Conceptual Land Use Plan (CoLUP) of the SCAD Corridor (Corridor) considers 5 kilometers on both sides of the 94-kilometer expressway. It covers 100,000 hectares in thirteen cities and municipalities i.e. Local Government Units (LGUs) in

four provinces which include Subic, Olongapo City, Hermosa, Dinalupihan, Floridablanca, Porac, Mabalacat, Angeles City, Capas, Bamban, Concepcion, Tarlac City, and La Paz. The four provinces traversed by the SCTEx are Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, and Tarlac (Figure 1.2 SCAD Corridor). Since the Physical Framework Plan encompasses a corridor area much larger than the Project Area, the plan will also tackle in broad strokes certain key linkages that are critical to the Project Area’s intended evolution.