Master Plan revision to take more than six months


Preparation of a revised Master Plan for Coimbatore, which indicates areas of residential, commercial and industrial development, areas under agriculture, and proposed infrastructure, is expected to take more than six months.

At a recent meeting organised here by the Confederation of Indian Industry with State Ministers, industry representatives sought a simplified procedure to get land use conversion.

If a new industrial project should be developed in the district, entrepreneurs need to go in for conversion of land use classification. The Master Plan was prepared in 1994 and a large portion of the land remains classified as agricultural. It takes time to get it converted to industrial.

The Minister responded to their request and said works are on for a revised Master Plan for the district.

An official of Coimbatore Local Planning Authority (LPA) told The Hindu on Monday that the existing plan was prepared in 1994. The State Government initiated measures to revise the plan and in 2011 it sought objections and suggestions for the revised plan.

There were as many as 3,000 responses. Hence, it was decided to revise the entire plan again.

For the last one year, students of Bharathidasan University are conducting a survey of the land use classification in the district using technology and online tools. It is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

Official of the LPA would then develop the proposed map and it is likely to take three to six months. The public would then be asked to give their objections and suggestions to the proposed plan and based on the response, it would be finalised, the official said.

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