TheChennai Metropolitan Development Authority regulates developments in ChennaiMetropolitan Area through issue of Planning Permission (PP) under section 49 ofthe Tamil Nadu Townand Country Planning Act 1971.
ChennaiMetropolitan Development Authority has delegated powers to the Local Bodieswithin the Chennai Metropolitan Area to issue planning permission for ordinarybuildings and buildings under normally permissible categories of Industrial, Residential,Institutional and Commercial use zones and also sub-divisions & smalllayouts. Chennai MetropolitanDevelopment Authority issues planning permissions to major developments likeSpecial buildings and Group Developments and other buildings under specialsanction of the Authority by itself, layouts for which powers were not delegated to Local Bodies and for Multi-storeyed / IT Buildings (MSB) withGovernment’s approval.
The ‘B’ Channel is in-charge of processing PP applications for Special Buildingsand Group developments.
The ‘C’ Channel is in charge of processing PP applications for major Industries andInstitutional buildings for which powers were not delegated to local bodies.
TheLayout channel is in charge of processing PP applications for majorsub-divisions and layouts for which powers were not delegated to local bodies.
The MSB & IT MSB channel is in charge of processing PPapplications for all types of Multi- storeyed buildings including IT and ITES.Non MSB IT or ITES buildings are also dealt in this channel
The First essentialrequisite follows the procedure
It’sa lot easier to get permission to construct a building now. Those tedious delays are things of thepast. The new streamlined procedure ofthe CMDA ensures that you get your permission early.
Beforeyou undertake any development you have to obtain Planning Permission from theCMDA, which is a must under the Town and Country Planning Act. The permission is valid for 3 years from thedate of issue.
Twocategories of applications have been prescribed. Form ‘A’ for laying out of lands for buildingpurposes Form ‘B’ & Form ‘C’ an undertaking from the applicant/owner.
You can get anapplication form from the office of CMDA. Chennai Corporation, Municipalities , Town Panchayatsand Panchayat Union Offices.
Form ‘A’ for laying out of lands and Form ‘B’ &‘C’ for building construction.Form ‘B’ duly filled in signedby the owner and Licensed Surveyor,Architect and Power of attorney holder/lease holder along with thedocuments, plans and other particulars detailed out in the checklist.
With Chennai CityMunicipal Corporation / Municipality / Town Panchayat / Panchayat Union as thecase may be depending upon location for all ordinary buildings and otherbuildings for which powers to issue planning permission has been delegated.
In case of SpecialBuildings (Ground + 3 floors) group development or Multi-storeyed building(more than 4 floors), applications directly admitted in CMDA.
Your applicationwill be scrutinized for its conformity to the land use for which the site hasbeen designated under the Master Plan or the Detailed Development Plan,compliance of the Development Regulations. If it satisfies the Development Regulations, planning permission willbe issued, and if not, planning permission will be refused by the localAuthority / CMDA.
Yoursite will invariable be inspected by the Building Plan Inspector / TownPlanning Officer of the Local Body /Officers of CMDA.
Ifpermission is refused by the local body or CMDA you can prefer an appeal to theGovernment.
Ifyou carry out any development without proper permission it will be anunauthorized development. Constructionmade without permission can be demolished or kept under lock and seal under the Act.
In case of deviation tobe made with reference to an approved plan also, permission is to beobtained. A revised plan showing thedeviations should be submitted and the procedure for the approval of theoriginal plan will apply to all such deviation plans also.
Ifyour application is fit to be approved a demand will be sent to you by CMDA/the local body for payment of development charge. The rate will depend on the location of the site, proposed use and the floor area.
Obtainpermission for any development / construction you decide to carry out. Complete development as per the approved plan within the timeprescribed in the planning permit.
Atthe Counseling and Consultancy Counterin the first floor of CMDA’s Office complex at Thalamuthu-Natarajan Maligai, No.1, Gandhi-Irwin Road,Egmore, Chennai-600 008.
Information of Land use both oral as well as in writing across the table.
For copies of plans approved by CMDA both for plots as well as buildings (Approval Number .to be given and fees to be paid depending on size).
For copies of Development Regulations(Master Plan), Application forms, check lists.
Clarifications on applicability of Development Regulations.
Admission of planning permission application for Special Buildings / Group developments and Multi-storeyed / IT buildings, also ordinary buildings with stilt parking floor.
Sale of other forms and publications of CMDA.
Advise on the preparation of plan in accordance with the Development Regulation.