Delhi to get 17 lakh Houses under the Land Pooling and Over 5 lakh Houses for the Economically weaker sections
Friday, September 7, 2018
Delhi to get 17 lakh Houses under the Land Pooling.
Over 5 lakh Houses for the Economically weaker sections.
DDA clears much awaited Land Pooling Policy for Delhi for approval by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The policy covers urbanizable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages. Formulated with an aim to provide affordable housing in Delhi, the policy is also expected to trigger huge economic, social, and civic development of the city. It is likely to benefit lakhs of farmers while generating immense investment opportunities.
The core of the policy is public participation. DDA will act as a facilitator and planner and the process of pooling and development will be taken up by Developer Entities/ Consortiums.
Land owners having land of any size can participate under the land pooling policy however the minimum area to be taken up for development would be two hectares. A Developer Entity (DE)/ individual can participate in the scheme by pooling land parcels covered under a sector as per Zonal Development Plan.
For smooth planning and development of infrastructure, integrated Sector-based planning approach shall be followed. A sector will be comprise of 250 to 300 Hectares of land. Once minimum 70% contiguous land of the developable area within a sector, free of encumbrances is assembled, such sectors shall be eligible for development under the Policy where any individual, developer entity or consortium with minimum two hectares of land can take up development.
FAR and density norms have been provided for effective resource based planning. Considering the availability of resources and services, FAR of 200 is recommended for the development in the Land Pooling Policy keeping in view availability of water, requirement of land for physical and social infrstructure and impact on environment. At 200 FAR, the water requirement can be met to a large extent through complusory dual pipeline and reduction in unaccounted losses of water. At 200 FAR adequate ‘developable’ land for Public and Semi-Public amenities i.e. Physical and Social infrastructure can also be provided as per MPD norms. As per NACER (National Council for Applied Economic Reasearch) 200 FAR makes the land polling economically viable. Reasonable IRR (Internal rate of Return) can be achieved at 200 FAR.
With 200 FAR Delhi will get 17 Lakh Dwelling units to house 76 lakh persons. In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing. 15% FAR over and above permissible FAR has also been allowed for EWS/ affordable housing. This will go a long way in meeting the goals of Housing for All. Out of total 17 lakhs, more than five lakh dwelling Units will be created for the economically weaker sections of the society.
Differential land return in two categories has been replaced with uniform division of land on 60:40 basis in the modified Policy, thereby benefitting small land holders/farmers. To keep pace with new forms of development, provision for achieving a vertical mix of uses (residential, commercial, PSP) at building level is introduced. Additional Development Controls have been introduced to regulate building and infrastructure aspects of developments.
Compensation in the form of Tradable FAR has been introduced to allow the DE/ Consortium to utilise the entire allowable FAR within the 60% land. Provisions for amalgamation and sub division of city level public, semi-public plots & commercial plots has been introduced, for ensuring that minimum area requirements as per norms of MPD are met.
Service providing agencies will take up the development of trunk infrastructure, i.e. roads, water supply, electricity, greens, including social infrastructure, etc. within 40% of the land area, in a time bound manner. The Developer Entity/ Consortium shall take up internal development of land under residential, commercial and public & semi-public facilities as per the Policy.
New developments under the land pooling policy shall comply with the mandatory green building norms as prescribed in the MPD and building byelaws incorporating principles like dual pipeline, maximum use of recycled water for non-potable purposes, conservation of rain water, zero waste technology etc. Minimum 10% of all energy consumption shall be through solar power or throgh other renewable energy sources.
Keeping in line with the goal of ‘ease of doing buisness’ Single Window System is being created for implementation of policy in DDA. All processes of receiving applications, verifications, grant of approvals and licenses, etc. will be completed in a time bound manner. A two-stage Grievance Redressal Mechanism within DDA has been introduced for transparent and people friendly operationalization and implementation of the policy
The policy is forwarded to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for approval.