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TCP’s draft  regulations to provide Ease of Doing Business, regulation for shopping malls

Panaji: Jan 1 (CurrentAffairs) : Town and Country Planning department has notified the revised Goa Land Development and Building Construction Regulations, inviting suggestions from the public before January 25, 2019.

The department has said that the revised regulations will help the low risk category buildings while prescribing comprehensive regulations for Shopping mall cum multiplexes.

The main revisions which are proposed includes provision for third party certification by Notary Architects and Notary Engineers for facilitating issuances of Technical Clearance/development permission/completion order by Town and Country Planning Department and Planning and Development Authorities for low risk category buildings.

These provisions is introduced as a part of Ease of Doing Business being promoted by Government of India. The provision envisage issuance of Technical Clearance/Developmental permission etc by the Department/PDAs for low risk category buildings without the departmental staff inspecting the site. For this purpose low risk category buildings include ground plus two storey buildings upto 500 square metres built up area limited to 500 square metres in an approved layout.

The regulations has given exemption from obtaining technical clearance for operational constructions up to 200 square metres per Mega Watt for solar farms as envisaged in the Goa State Solar Policy 2017.

The proposed revision also covers substantive provisions for newly designated professionals like Diploma Engineers/Supervisors (Civil).

A comprehensive regulations for shopping mall cum multiplex have been prescribed which was absent in the present Regulations taking into account the present day requirements, for such constructions.

There are provisions to exclude Engineer and other professionals employed with the government departments and government undertakings having required qualifications from registration with Chief Town Planner for signing building plans of Government projects.

The proposed revision has provisions to exclude Architects from registration under the Regulations as Architects registered with Council of Architects do not need to get registered under the regulation, Architects Act provide for it.

There is relaxation applicable to SPC (Special Commercial Zone) is proposed to be made applicable in the C1 special zone also.

The provision is also there for appointment of Supervisor for building projects having more than 1000 square metres built up area and for high rise buildings irrespective of built up area.

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