Conditions for granting layout approvals

As we all know Madras High Court banning the registration of plots and houses in unapproved housing layouts as well as the conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural use in an unplanned manner across Tamil Nadu.
In fact, there is no terminology called ‘Panchayat Approval’ as only LPA’s and the DTCP have the authority to accord layout sanctions. The panchayat president of any panchayat does not have any power to sanction land layouts within that respective panchayat.

Conditions for granting layout approvals:

An NOC from the Tahsildar stating that it is not a poromboke land, that it is not covered under Land Reforms Act of 1961, Land Ceiling Act of 1978, and that the site will not be affected by floods, if any, during the monsoon

Documents from the Tahsildar highlighting FMB/Town Survey Sketch, Patta/Chitta/town survey land records, ‘A’ register extract; village map copy, details of any water flowing through the site

For sites exceeding 2,500 sq.m., a site plan ensuring 10 per cent reservation for Open Space Reservation (OSR) land is a must.

If an electric/telephone line passes through the site, an undertaking should be produced for its realignment.

An NOC from the concerned department is mandatory if the site lies within a distance of:

  1. 15 metres from water bodies (PWD or concerned department)
  2. 30 metres from a railway line (Railways)
  3. 90 metres from a compost yard (local body)
  4. 90 metres from a burial ground/ crematorium (Health Officer)
  5. 300 metres from a quarry (AD, Mines)
  6. 500 metres from a crusher (AD, Mines)
  7.  500 metres from an airport (Airport Authority of India)

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