TCP unveils draft standards to pave way for golf courses, farms and film city : Goa News

TCP unveils draft standards to pave the way for golf courses, farms and the city of film

India time | 22 hours ago | 31-08-2022 | 07:40

Panaji: The Town and Country Planning (TCP) has notified changes to the Land Use Planning and Buildings Regulations in Goa which pave the way for the construction of golf courses and film towns in Goa. The TCP department has published the draft revised standards that also allow the construction of farms on agricultural land with an area of ​​10,000 m² and more. In an effort to deter the conversion of stilt parking lots to commercial space and other illegalities, the TCP department removed the five-year cap on post-occupancy audits. Department officials and local bodies can now perform a surprise post-occupancy audit on a random basis. The regulations allow golf courses and movie towns in Goa provided the project is at least 4 lakh m² in size. TCP has allowed a maximum FAR of 30% for golf courses. If a film studio is being set up, the minimum land requirement is 1 lakh m². “Proposals for golf course, film town or film studio will only be considered with the approval of the planning board and the government and they will invariably be required to fulfill the green certification of the Indian Green Building Council”, indicates the TCP notification. The TCP has also authorized the establishment of residential schools and yoga and meditation centers in all areas other than rice paddies, water bodies, khazan lands, floodplains, forest areas, leased lands and land with a slope greater than 25%. may appear on agricultural land other than rice fields provided that the minimum area is 10,000 m². The maximum ground cover of a farmhouse is limited to 2.5% and the maximum built-up area is limited to 500m² with a maximum height of the farmhouse limited to 7.6m. “Any objections or suggestions to the said draft by-law may be forwarded to the Chief Planner (Administration) within 30 days,” Chief Planner James Mathew said. After 30 days, the TCP department will formalize the changes and will begin implementation. Minor changes to the rules, TCP now requires civil supervisors with a degree in civil engineering to have at least five years of design and construction experience. New and refurbished non-residential buildings as well as residential buildings and housing co-operatives will be TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane had recently announced that the government would revise the TCP Act and that an expert committee of experts and other officials had been trained in this regard.

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