Guidelines for land pooling policy soon

The DDA will turn facilitator and develop land through private participation

The DDA on Friday said the guidelines for regulation of land pooling policy (LPP) are expected to be notified in 10-15 days. This will help harness private potential in land assembly and infrastructure development on the concept of smart city and shift DDA’s role to that of a facilitator.

DDA Vice-Chairman Balvinder Kumar said the guidelines for the policy have been sent to the Ministry of Urban Development and are expected to be notified in 10-15 days.

“We hope right after elections, we will be able to announce the land pooling policy. The DDA will be developing land through private participation,” he said.

With the announcement of LPP, the DDA will play the role of a facilitator and levy external development charges only on the land component.

The DDA will also act as nodal agency for providing basic agencies for availability of water, sewerage, drainage and power supply. It said efforts will be made for setting up a single window system for grant of development licence, approval of layout and building plans.

The status of land which will become available for land pooling will be uploaded on the DDA website.

Mr. Kumar said certain issues on the policy pending consideration of Delhi government are exemption of stamp duty on surrender of land from developer entity to the DDA and vice-versa; de-notification of village which have been notified earlier for consolidation and declaration of 89 villages falling under land pooling policy as urban villages.

LPP has two categories – one between land of 2 to 20 hectares where the return is 48 per cent and the other above 20 hectares with a return of 60 per cent.

In this, 53 per cent will be allowed for group housing, 5 per cent for commercial and 2 per cent for institutional. In every category, the FAR has been doubled under LPP.

The LPP gains importance in view of the ever-growing need of affordable housing.

Source: The Hindu
Dated: 3rd January 2015

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