Builders Will Benefit From Center Approval Of Coastal Zone Management Plan For Mumbai | Bombay News

MUMBAI: After more than a decade, the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Greater Mumbai has finally been approved by the Union Ministry of Environment.
This will pave the way for taller buildings near the shore, as developers can now receive two and a half times the building rights on these plots. Previously, construction was limited due to their proximity (500 m) to the coast under Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) II. Official sources said the actual cards are expected to be officially stamped and signed in the coming days. “Construction restrictions for plots falling under CRZ II will no longer apply,” they said.

Previously, builders whose plots were within 500m of the coast and 150m from a bay were only allowed to use the Floor Area Index (FSI), which is 1.33 in the island city and 1 in the suburbs. From now on, manufacturers will be entitled to 2.5 times the FSI.
BMC bldg only nods after the notified cards are in
In a letter to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), the Environment Ministry said on Wednesday that the National Coastal Zone Management Authority had recommended approval of the city’s CZMPs. and the suburbs of Mumbai. However, all activities / projects prohibited in the Ecologically Sensitive Notified Zone (ESZ) will remain prohibited in this zone.
Sources said the BMC will not approve construction plans in areas affected by the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) until the SEZ and prohibited activities are defined and maps are cleared. been officially signed.
For builder Allwyn Saldanha, his 20-year wait to develop his seaside properties is finally over. “We bought a few properties in Bandra (West) in the mid-90s when suddenly, without notice, a restriction on building within 500m of the high tide line was imposed. We have suffered huge losses because the projects have become unsustainable, ”he said.
Environmentalist Debi Goenka said more construction along the city’s coast would be disastrous and cited City Commissioner Iqbal Chahal’s recent warning that by 2050 80% of Mumbai will be under water. In addition, he stated that the CZMPs were approved on the basis of 1: 25,000 scale maps. “The MCZMA and the Department of the Environment have confirmed in writing that they do not have maps to scale 1: 4000. Without these detailed maps, no agency can review proposals within the CRZ, ”he said.
Sources from MCZMA said the authority would now forward the approved CZMP plans along with the copy of the letter to Anna University, Chennai for final signing. “After receiving the final signature of the plans, they will be uploaded to MCZMA’s website, a formality that will take 8-10 days,” a source said.
Shishir Baijal, President of Knight Frank India, said this will change Mumbai’s skyline and is a “fantastic start to the city’s next level of development”.
Former CM Devendra Fadnavis, who recently met with Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav in Navi Mumbai, said: “This plan was prepared during our government with international standards and will also boost jobs in the tourism sector, development and environmental conservation. ”
Niranjan Hiranandani, vice president of Naredco (National Real Estate Development Council), said the final notification will indicate which plots of land can be opened for development in Mumbai and adjacent areas. “Authorities have also announced that clarifications on the Flamingo Sanctuary will be released within two weeks. Both will allow the start of several real estate programs, including those announced by the government, ”he said.

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