Odisha makes building plan approval in rural areas mandatory

Bhubaneswar: Construction of buildings in rural areas of Odisha will now require approval from competent authorities as the Housing and Urban Development Department has issued a notification in this regard.

Technical sanction by concerned District Town Planning Unit for building plans for built up areas exceeding 500 sqm and/or G+2 buildings in rural areas has become mandatory, the notification said.

“In the rural areas, outside the jurisdiction of Development Authorities/ Regional Improvement Trusts/ Special Planning Authorities, the application for approval of building plans for built up areas exceeding 500 sqm. and / or G+2 buildings shall be received by the Panchayat Samiti and shall be forwarded to the concerned District Town Planning Unit for Technical Sanction,” the notification read.

The District Town Planning Units will obtain concurrence of the Director, Town Planning, Odisha and accordingly communicate the Technical Sanction to the concerned Panchayat Samiti for issue of final approval to the applicants.

However, buildings on land up to 500 sqm and/or G+2 height and layout plan up to one acre shall be exempted from plan.

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