DDA – the Delhi Development Authority laid the guidelines to make land pooling policy operational in the national capital.
According to the rules, to pool for development under LPP [Land Pooling Policy] it is mandatory to have a minimum 70% of the developable area in a ‘sector’ and the land given under the same policy must be contiguous and encumbrances free. Out of the total 100%, the realtor/developer will retain 60% of the pooled land for residential (53%), commercial (5%) and public facilities (2%). The remaining 40% will be used by DDA [Delhi Development Authority] to develop infrastructure including recreational and public facilities.
As per the guidelines, the land pooling policy will be implemented parallel to the entire developing areas of the urban extension and the policy will be rolled out in a phased manner if required. The Land Pooling Policy is going to be operated via an online single-window system and DDA will announce ‘application windows’ for a particular time frame to receive and process applications.
The Delhi Development Authority will consider the sector as eligible for development once they receive 70% contiguous land. The authority will also issue a notice to form ‘consortium’, and this will be a single entity of constituent landowners. Then according to the consortium an implementation plan will be prepared with the consent of all landowners. This consortium will then be applicable to DDA as a single entity for undertaking development within the sector.
The development plans will be prepared at a sector level by the DDA while specifying the location of 40% land that is required for the development of infrastructure, roads, industrial, recreational and public and semi-public facilities. This is other than the location of 60% land available for development by the consortium.
The single-window system will be used to submit layout plans with detailed service plans and building plans as per building bylaws to the regulatory agencies. According to the plans, DDA will primarily issue a provisional development license and, then, a final development license.
The final development license will be valid upto10 years and the infrastructure development work has to be carried out to get a completion certificate from DDA during this period.