PANAJI: Town & Country Planning (TCP) Dept has on June 30 notified the guidelines as approved by the Goa Government to carry out alteration/modification in Regional Plan for rectification of inadvertent errors and correction of inconsistent/incoherent zoning proposals under sub- -section (2) of Section 17 of the TCP Act.
A special expert committee has been constituted by the govt for the purpose of scrutinizing and deciding on the proposals based on the guideline.
The guidelines are to be deemed to have come into force with effect from the 27th day of March, 2023, the notification specifies.
“Inadvertent error” in the Regional Plan means and include errors like existing structures/past commitments which are not depicted in the Plan, land having less than 25% slope shown as “no development slope”, wrong depiction of right of way of roads, non-feasible proposals for roads, depiction of internal roads and open spaces of plotted developments, error in depiction of CRZ boundaries, buffer zones, untenable identification of Garbage Management Site, Disaster Management Site, Micro Industrial Zone, the notification elaborates.
The Draft regulations notified by Chief Town Planner (Administration) James Mathew has called for objections from the general public within 30 days.
The new proposed regulations also permit construction of “farm houses” in lands zoned as ‘agriculture’ (A1 and A2 zones).
Farm houses within A1 and A2 zones shall be permitted provided these lands are not classified as “rice” (Paddy field) and “forest” in survey records,” one proposed draft rule provides.
It however mandates that the land where the farm house is being proposed should be of a minimum area of not less than 10,000 square meters and the maximum ground coverage permitted will be limited to 2.5% of the plot and the maximum built-up area permissible will be 500 square meters.