Uttar Pradesh govt allows mixed land use for industrial plots

For areas yet to be developed, an FAR of 3.5 will be offered, including 2.5 as common FAR and one as purchasable FAR

Uttar Pradesh government, Industrial plots for development, Floor area ratio, Greater Noida, Noida, Greater Noida Development Authority, Yamuna Expressway, Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority, Commercial activity

The government of Uttar Pradesh has given in-principle go-ahead to a proposal to increase the floor area ratio (FAR) and allow mixed land use in industrial areas.

FAR for those areas which have already been developed will be increased to 2.5 with 1.5 as common FAR and one as purchasable FAR.

For areas yet to be developed, an FAR of 3.5 will be offered, including 2.5 as common FAR and one as purchasable FAR. This will be permissible subject to any other condition which restricts height, for instance the upcoming Jewar Airport in Greater Noida.

As per the proposal, its application will differ from area to area depending on specific conditions. For instance, since Noida is already largely developed, the rule will apply to only select areas or, as in the case of the Jewar Airport, where height restrictions will be imposed.

In developed areas where allocation of plots will be done on a later date, the government is proposing an FAR of 2.5, which includes a general FAR of 1.5 and a purchasable FAR of 1. In areas which will be developed in future, the permitted FAR will be 3.5, which is 2.5 of a general FAR and one purchasable. This will be permitted, however, if the road is at least 24 mtr.

The FAR under Greater Noida Development Authority and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority for plots to be allocated in the future will also be allowed at 3.5, unless there are restrictions on height.

Where such restrictions due to the upcoming airport are in place, the permissible FAR will be three, including a purchasable FAR of one, given that the road along the plot is more than 24 mtr.

The Greater Noida Authority can also allow an FAR of three in those sectors where the nature of the industry is such that it will not require an FAR of more than three.

Another major change in the existing policy will be the permission for mixed land use on an industrial plot with minimum area of 25 acre.

This will allow developers to carry out commercial activity and create residential space on the same plot. Under this, 75 percent land will be reserved for core equity, 12 percent for group housing societies and eight percent for commercial use.

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