REGULATIONS FOR ENABLING THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS

Delhi Development Authority/Central Government have proposed ‘Draft Policy Development/Utilization of Privately Owned Lands’. In order to operationalize this policy, the draft detailed “Regulations for Enabling the Planned Development of Privately Owned Lands” have been prepared under Section 57 of Delhi Development Act, 1957 and approved by Authority in its meeting held on 21.12.2017.

REGULATIONS FOR ENABLING THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS

It has been decided to put up these regulations in Public Domain to get the feedback/ views of the stake holders/ general public. Accordingly these Regulations have been put up in public domain on DDA’s website (under ‘HOT LINKS’ and ‘PUBLIC NOTICES’) for inviting views of all the stake holders/public within a period of Thirty Days from the date of issue of this Notice.

Any person having any views/suggestions with respect to the proposed Regulations may send the same in writing to the Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Delhi Development Authority, ‘B’ Block, Vikas Sadan, New Delhi-110023, within the above stipulated time period. The person making the views/suggestions should also give his I her name, address and telephone / contact number(s) which should be readable. The text of draft Regulations shall also be available for reference at the Office of the Dy. Director, Master Plan Section, 6th Floor, Vikas Minar, IP Estate, New Delhi-110002, on all working days within the period referred above. File No: F15(12)2017/MP Sdl-Date: 13.01.2018 Commissioner-cum- Secretary, Place: New Delhi Delhi Development Authority

Draft Pvt.Land Regulations Public Notice – (Hinid)—Delhi LPP

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Land pooling policy: limited role for DDA

The policy provides for development on land and returning fixed percentage to owners

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Puri on Thursday decided to simplify the land pooling policy for the National Capital by limiting Delhi Development Authority (DDA)’s role to being a facilitator and planner only.

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This effectively means the transfer of pooled land to the DDA will not be required.

Originally, the land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to the DDA, which would act as the developer entity and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure on the land pooled.

“The Minister and the L-G decided to do away with this requirement and land title continues to be with the original land owners,” the Urban Development Ministry said in a statement here after the meeting between Mr. Baijal and Mr. Puri.

“Delhi Development Authority will now act more as a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it as a part of simplification of execution of land pooling policy,” it said.

Act like a catalyst

Land pooling is expected to catalyse economic, social and civic development of the National Capital besides triggering substantial investments and employment generation. The policy provides for infrastructure development on the pooled land and returning fixed percentage of it to the owners. It is expected to benefit 95 lakh people by incentivising dense development for effective utilisation of land in the Capital, the statement read.

Concern over delay

The two, however, expressed concern over the “delay” in implementing the policy that is expected to boost development of 22,000 hectares of land.

Five zones

The Ministry said that the DDA was asked to initiate spatial and services planning for the five zones covered under the policy “so that it could be given immediate effect after finalisation of regulations under the policy”.

Necessary regulations

The DDA was directed to formulate necessary regulations under the policy in accordance with the changes in a month.

“DDA was also asked to ensure single-window clearance mechanism for according necessary approvals for speedy implementation of the policy,” the statement said.

Under the policy, 89 villages have been declared as urban areas under the Delhi Municipal Act, 1957 and 95 villages as Development Areas, as required for the implementation of land pooling.

Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/land-pooling-policy-limited-role-for-dda/article19848801.ece

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LAND POOLING: AUTHORITY NOD FOR DDA ROLE AS FACILITATOR

New Delhi, Dec 21 The highest decision-making body of the DDA today approved simplification of the land pooling policy in the national capital and the urban body’s role as being a facilitator and planner only.

The Delhi Development Authority decided this in its Authority Meeting held under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Anil Baijal at the Raj Niwas here. Incidentally, Baijal and Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri had taken a decision to this effect in October. This effectively means the transfer of pooled land to the DDA will not be required.

Originally, the land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to the DDA, which would act as the developer entity and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure on the land pooled. “The DDA will now act as a facilitator, regulator and planner. The revision of Zonal Development Plans will be undertaken for effective implementation of the policy and delineation of sector boundaries.

“Minimum 70 per cent contiguous land pooled within a sector will be eligible for processing under the policy. Differential land return has been replaced with uniform division of land to respective land owners on 60:40 basis,” the DDA said in a statement. It said the developer entity or consortium will retain 60 per cent of pooled land, and hold the remaining 40 per cent on behalf of the DDA, to be surrendered (free of encumbrances) as and when required to DDA or service providing agencies for development.

This policy covers the urbanisable areas of urban extensions wherein 95 villages have already been included in the Development Area of the DDA. “In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing, 15 per cent over and above permissible FAR (floor area ratio) has also been allowed for EWS or affordable housing.

“Land Pooling Policy will be a key input in economic, social and civic development of the city and is likely to generate immense investment opportunities and trigger a boost in the economy,” it said.

A draft policy on enabling planned development of privately-owned lands was also proposed as an instrument for the DDA to integrate land parcels, neither covered under Land Pooling nor acquired by the DDA (for planning and development process) for overall development of Delhi, through spatial planning and facilitation of basic infrastructure and services, it said.

source From: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/land-pooling-authority-nod-for-dda-role-as-facilitator/1214923

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Delhi’s Land Pooling Policy to be approved on December 8

At a meeting between Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on October 13, various aspects of Land Pooling Policy were discussed and it was decided that some changes be made to the policy.

The amended Land Pooling Policy for Delhi will be approved on December 8, Housing & Urban Affairs Ministry sources said on Friday. Under the land pooling policy, nearly 22,000 hectares of land is likely to be pooled benefitting about 95 lakh people.

On December 8, the authority will clear the new policy with changes, post which the process of rolling out the policy will begin, sources said adding it will then be open for public comments.

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After December, it will likely take a month’s time for the policy to be notified. “We are hoping that a public notice/notification inviting the landowners to come forward may be issued as early as January next year,” sources said.

At a meeting between Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on October 13, various aspects of Land Pooling Policy were discussed and it was decided that some changes be made to the policy.

At the meeting it was decided that the policy be simplified for speedy execution and that Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will act as a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it.

Puri had recently tweeted that the Land Pooling Policy is a work in progress and financial notification was being vettted.

The changes suggested at the October meeting have now been incorporated.

Originally, land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to DDA, which was to act as the Developer Entity (DE) and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure in the pooled land. At the October meeting it was decided to do away with this requirement and ensure that land title continued to be with the original land owners.

DDA was also asked to immediately initiate spatial and services planning for the five zones covered under Land Pooling Policy, so that the policy could be given immediate effect after finalisation of regulations under the Policy.

DDA was also asked to ensure single-window clearance mechanism for according necessary approvals for speedy implementation at the meeting.The National Institute of Urban Affairs was given the task to handhold DDA to make the necessary changes and create appropriate regulations for the implementation of the land pooling policy

Land Pooling Policy covers the greenfield areas in five zones viz., J, K-1, L, N and P-II coming under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. To incentivize dense development for effective utilization of scarce land resource in the national capital, the policy permits enhanced FAR of 400 as against the present 150. To promote affordable housing, an additional FAR of 15 percent is also allowed.

About 22,000 hectares of land is expected to be pooled which could meet the needs of about 95 lakh people. Land pooling would catalyse economic, social and civic development of the national capital besides triggering substantial investments and employment generation.

Under the Land Pooling Policy, 60 percent of pooled land would be returned to land owners after infrastructure development, if the pooled land is 20 hectares and above and 48 percent, if the land pooled, is between 2 and 20 hectares. Of the 60 percent of returned land, 53 percent will be for residential purposes, 5 percent for city level commercial use and 2 percent for public and semi-public use. In the other case, the same would be 43 percent, 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Affordable houses for Economically Weaker Sections to be built under the policy shall be of the size of 32-40 sq mt. Half of this housing stock shall be retained by the Developer Entity to house Community Service People working for the residents/owners of the Group Housing. These houses will be built at the site or at premises contiguous to the site allotted. The other half of affordable houses shall be sold to DDA at the base cost of Rs 2,000 per sq ft for further sale to beneficiaries.

Source : http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/real-estate/delhis-land-pooling-policy-to-be-approved-on-december-8-sources-2452643.html

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Land pooling in Delhi further simplified

Land pooling in Delhi further simplified: Now DDA to act only as facilitator

Transfer of pooled land to DDA not required; Single window approvals for speedy execution

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Land pooling in Delhi, which is expected to meet the residential needs of about 95 lakh people besides stimulating economic growth, has now been further simplified for speedy execution. Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will now act as a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it as a part of simplification of execution of land pooling policy, ministry sources said.

Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Lt Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal met in Nirman Bhawan and discussed various aspects of the Land Pooling Policy and decided to make some changes in the policy decided earlier. Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary (HUA) and Vice Chairman of DDA, also participated in the discussion.

Originally, land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to DDA which was to act as the Developer Entity (DE) and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure in the pooled land. The Minister and LG today decided to do away with this requirement and land title continues to be with the original land owners.

DDA was asked to immediately initiate spatial and services planning for the five zones covered under Land Pooling Policy so that the policy could be given immediate effect after finalisation of regulations under the Policy.

While both the Minister and LG expressed concerns over delay in implementing Land Pooling Policy, Puri thanked Baijal for his initiative in having 89 villages declared as urban areas under the Delhi Municipal Act, 1957 and 95 villages as development areas, as required for the implementation of land pooling.

DDA was directed to formulate necessary regulations under the Policy in accordance with the changes in a month’s time. DDA was also asked to ensure single-window clearance mechanism for according necessary approvals for speedy implementation, sources said.

Land Pooling Policy covers the greenfield areas in five zones viz., J, K-1, L, N and P-II coming under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. To incentivize dense development for effective utilization of scarce land resource in the national capital, the policy permits enhanced FAR of 400 as against the present 150. To promote affordable housing, an additional FAR of 15 percent is also allowed.

About 22,000 hectares of land is expected to be pooled which could meet the needs of about 95 lakh people. Land pooling would catalyse economic, social and civic development of the national capital besides triggering substantial investments and employment generation.

Under the Land Pooling Policy, 60 percent of pooled land would be returned to land owners after infrastructure development, if the pooled land is 20 hectares and above and 48 percent, if the land pooled, is between 2 and 20 hectares. Of the 60 percent of returned land, 53 percent will be for residential purposes, 5 percent for city level commercial use and 2 percent for public and semi-public use. In the other case, the same would be 43 percent, 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Affordable houses for Economically Weaker Sections to be built under the policy shall be of the size of 32-40 sq mt. Half of this housing stock shall be retained by the Developer Entity to house Community Service People working for the residents/owners of the Group Housing. These houses will be built at the site or at premises contiguous to the site allotted. The other half of affordable houses shall be sold to DDA at the base cost of Rs 2,000 per sq ft for further sale to beneficiaries.

Source :  http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/real-estate/land-pooling-in-delhi-further-simplified-now-dda-to-act-only-as-facilitator-2411407.html

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