DDA Allows Group Housing On Industrial Plots
Space crunch, which leads to lack of developable land for housing, is something that the national capital faces every now and then. With the rising population of the city, the demand for housing has led to even the development of untouched peripheries of Delhi. Now, in a move to expand the scope of housing in the city, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has given permission to construct group housing on the industrial land.
For this, the authority has set certain conversion charges notified under the Delhi Master Plan 2021, which allows residential use on any industrial unit with a minimum area of 3,000 square metre, along with some other criteria.
A move intended to develop more spaces for housing units in the national capital, the non-industrial activities will be allowed once the conversion and other betterment charges are paid based on the circle rates of the adjoining residential areas.
According to the Ministry of House and Urban Affairs, the use under, "Use conversion charges for permitting residential (GH)", varies from Rs 14,328 to Rs 24,777 per sq mt and additional floor-area ration (FAR) charges have been fixed from Rs 3,039 to Rs 7,597 per sq mt in various industrial areas.
A time period of five years will be given to the developer to complete the housing project, ensuring timely delivery of apartments to the homebuyers.
On the other hand, the conversion and other charges collected for land-use will be utilised to develop infrastructure, provide services and upgrade the surroundings to make it residential friendly.
Apart from developing housing in the city, the DDA is also enabling planned development of privately owned lands.
For this, formulation of Regulation for enabling the planned Development of Privately Owned Lands was taken up under Section 57 of the DDA ACT, 1957.
According to the DDA, the policy will hold true for private land pockets that have been left over from the planned development, which could not be acquired, and land pockets for which acquisition proceedings have been quashed by the courts.
However, areas falling in reserved forest, covered under water bodies, land pockets falling under ridge and regional parks will not fall under the ambit of this policy.
With inputs from Housing News