In a meeting, the council of ministers sanctioned common building rules that will be implied in the entire State. This approval allows development of commercial buildings along the roadside comprising of nine meters width.
At present, the building norms approve construction of such buildings near to the city roads with a width of over 10meters.
Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led State Government sanctioned the introduction of the Tamil Nadu Common Development Promotion Rules for all authorities including Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Town and Village Panchayats, 2018. The draft is adopted with few changes.
The approval of new building norms will offer a uniform rule for development and construction of buildings in Tamil Nadu and will also offer a single window clearance for the construction projects.
According to the officials, the recently laid norms will boost the progress of commercial constructions under non-high rise (stilt + five) category on the roads with a width of nine metres. Similarly, the High-rise buildings are segregated as those exceeding five floors or 17.25m in height.
According to the present norms, the buildings were segregated as the regular one that includes ground + 1 or stilt + 2, special buildings including ground + 3 or stilt + 4) and finally the multi-storeyed that comprise of over four floors.
An official of Housing and Urban development the norms are laid with new changes and a notification for the same will soon be issued after which the norms will come into immediate effect.
Another official of the department said that the State Cabinet gave approval to remove all hurdles that came into the implementation of the revised Floor Space Index (FSI). The official also informed about receiving huge complaints about the limitations of the revised FSI rules and thus the State Cabinet offered relaxation in these norms.
The recently approved Common building norms comprise of development regulations of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) for the Chennai metropolitan area and the development control regulations for the remaining Tamil Nadu state that comes under the purview of the Directorate of town and country planning (DTCP).
The Floor Index Ratio has also been increased in the State to 1.75.