AP govt gives nod for G+11 buildings in capital zone
AMARAVATI: In a relief to capital farmers, the state government has decided to allow maximum 12 floors (G+11) in the residential zone. However, high-rise buildings will be allowed only if the developer has a minimum of 2,000 sq.metres of land (1 acre) in his possession. Initially, CRDA wanted to put a cap at G+6 floors in the capital city area. Only those who have more than 2000 sq.metres would be allowed to embark on G+11 projects.
A maximum of G+5 floors will be allowed in an extent of 300-500 sq.metres of land. Similarly, G+3 structures will be allowed on 100-300 sq.metres of land. However, farmers or developers have to leave at least 40 per cent of the land free of structures as the CRDA building rules allow constructions only on 60 per cent of the land up to 500 sq.metres plots. It means that the farmers are mandated to keep at least 40 sq.metres of land open or develop greenery in 100 sq.metres of land. “This will discourage the builders to purchase land from the farmers at high premium,” said a realtor G Chandrasekhar.
In fact, bigger plot owners too have to leave a large extent idle as keeping 50 per cent of the 2,000 sq.metres of land as open space or green space will make the projects unviable. “Even if a builder purchases a piece of 2,000 sq.metres of land with an intention to construction G+11 floors, he will be having just 1,000 sq.metres on hand,” said another realtor.
“We can’t allow 70-80 per cent structures on the land possessed by the farmers or developers. Building regulations have been formulated keeping in view the global norms,” said a CRDA official.
Interestingly, CRDA will allow G+8 floors in commercial spaces to be allotted to farmers in the capital city. While G+8 will be allowed on 2,000-3,000 sq.metres land, G+5 floors will be allowed on 500-2,000 sq.metres plots. G+1 floor will be allowed on 50 sq.metres of land and G+3 structures for 100-300 sq.metres.
Interestingly, the minimum plot size in the commercial area will be 25 sq.metres but the CRDA is allowing structures only on plots above 50 sq.metres. Similarly, the smallest built-up area with 50 sq.metres should also leave at least 60 per cent of the space open for green cover. The plots between 100-300 sq.metres would have to spare 50 per cent green cover and bigger plots of 2,000 sq.metres and above would have to leave 40 per cent land for green cover.