The Coimbatore Local Planning Authority (LPA) is likely to cover more areas of the district soon.

An official source said it was proposed that the Coimbatore LPA will cover areas such as Avinashi and Mettupalayam too.

It would not include South Pollachi and Valparai.

Villages

However, three villages that are now in Tirupur district will be excluded from the Coimbatore LPA area.

After Government approves the proposal and after finalising the expanded LPA area, it is proposed to take up revision of the Coimbatore Master Plan.

Parts of the Master Plan revision work are proposed to be outsourced and these will be decided only after finalising the LPA expansion.

Growth

The existing Master Plan is more than 10 years old. Though revision works were taken up about a year ago and had looked at growth suggestions, there were some inconsistencies.

(The Coimbatore Master Plan was approved in 1992. It was taken up for review and the State Government gave its review consent in January 2011.

After that, the plan was put in public domain to elicit the public's objections and suggested modifications for two months.

The Authority had received nearly 3,000 applications for modifications/ objections to the reviewed Master Plan).

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