The Director Town and Country Planning is the member of the following Board / Committees
MASTER PLANSPreparation of Master Plans:The Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act provides provision for preparation of Master Plans for the local planning area indicating the proposed land uses, zoning of land use for residential, commercial, parks and playgrounds, public and semipublic, Industrial, agricultural, recreational, educational and other public purposes, proposed circulation pattern, and a set of zonal regulations. Finally the town planning schemes are required to be prepared for the planning area for implementation of the proposals of the Master Plan. The town planning schemes contains detailed proposals for laying of new streets, reconstitution of plots, provision of amenities and other facilities etc.
The zonal regulations which are incorporated as part of Master Plan cover the following aspects:(a) Land use zoning regulation prescribing the uses permissible under different urban uses of land;(b) Regulation for controlling the construction of buildings, prescribing minimum setbacks, maximum plot coverage, maximum height of buildings, maximum floor area ratio etc.(c) Regulations for sub division of land;(d) Standards for off street parking; and(e) Building lines and widening of important roads.(f) Rain water harvesting etc.
Planning Authorities are required to prepare Master Plan within two years from the date of declaration of local planning area. Plans will have to be submitted through the Director of Town and Country Planning for the provisional approval of the Government.
After the provisional approval, the plans have to be published by notification inviting public comments and suggestions. The Master Plan is submitted to the Government for final approval of the Government, with necessary modifications.
Master Plan has to be revised at least once in every ten years from the date on which it has come into force.
Procedure for preparation of Master Plans:
As per this section when permission for such development has not been obtained under the KTCP Act, such development shall not deemed to be lawfully undertaken or carried out by reason only of the fact that permission, approval or sanction required under such other law for such development has been obtained.
The stages of preparation of Master Plan (link)
Enforcement and implementation of plan proposals
The various Urban Development Authorities and town planning authorities are mainly involved in the preparation of Master Plan and the enforcement of the same with the help of a set of zonal regulations. The formulation of development schemes in accordance with the Master Plan proposals vests with the government agencies such as Urban Development Authorities, Planning Authorities, Public Works Department, City / Municipal Corporations, Town Municipal Corporations, Karnataka Housing Board, Karnataka Slum Clearance Board, Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board, private developers, co-operatives, various government departments, etc
Procedure for Change of Land Use from the one proposed in the Master Plan
(U/s 14-A of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961)
List of Change of Land Uses approved by the Government (Link)
Procedure for approval of sub-division plan (layout) by private agencies
Pre-requisites For any agency or individuals to consider the application for sub-division of the land in to sites and roads (formation of an extension) for various purposes, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
Procedure (U/s 95 of the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. 1964)
The owner or the legal entity of the land has to make an application, to the competent Revenue Authority (Tahsildar or the Assistant Commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner, as the case may be, depending on the area to be converted). The revenue authority request the Department of Town and Country Planning for issue of No Objection Certificate or opinion for conversion of land for various uses (Residential / Commercial / Industrial / Others)
Details required to be furnished with the application for NOC:
The following details / Records have to be submitted by the applicant with the application.
Site Plan drawn at scale not smaller than 1:1000, showing the details of existing surrounding developments, cadastral boundaries of surrounding survey numbers and hissas, contours, spot heights, the developments in the adjoining areas of the proposed land including approach road with width, power transmission line, telephone line, railway line, nearby water reservoirs, nalas, etc. if any.
The concerned Revenue Authority, after verifying the documents, will forward the application and the documents to the concerned authority
The concerned authority will examine the application based on the proposals and furnish the opinion to the concerned Revenue Authority.