One acre farmhouse

DDA has reduced the minimum plot area for Farm House/Country Homes from 2.5 acres to 1 acre, vide S.O.No – 1199(E), on 10th May, 2013

The concept of Farm House – which was a mere outhouse in the field, has started in the 60’s. As the Farm Houses were very few in numbers, hence there was no need of formulating any clear cut building guidelines. In the 70’s and 80’s land was an investment avenue which was seen by the growing urban. Slowly, with the passage of time, in the late 80’s till 2000, a trend came in South Delhi with which, Farm Houses gained a new recognition of being the First Homes. This trend resulted in firming up the land prices from mere lakhs to crores. Educated and rich class was fascinated by this concept of Country Homes and hence, started preferring Farm Houses. Earlier only 100 sq. meters was allowed on a 2.5acre plot, which was unsatisfactory for the Farm House lovers and they found it to be irrelevant. Build up areas was continually increasing. The current estimates in most of the dwelling units are approximately 5,000 to 30,000 sq. ft.  

Now, the government (Ministry of Urban Development) has taken a pragmatic and practical step to revise the Farm House/Country Homes policy. With the new notification, the earlier term Farm House (a dwelling house on farm) has been now termed as Low Density Residential Plots. As per the new policy the existing Farm Houses in the urban extension would be regularized. The new Low Density Residential Plots are to be permitted only in the defined villages under the green belt and the Low Density Residential Areas defined in the Urban Extension.

The below mentioned table provides a clean and clear concept:-

 

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Existing

New

 

Definition

Farm House (a dwelling house on farm)

Low Density Residential Plots (existing Farm Houses in urban extension regularized as per Policy and new Low Residential Plots to be permitted in the Green Belt and in the LDRA in the Urban Extension)

 

Plot Area

1.0 ha and above but less than 2.0 ha,

 

2.0 ha & above –

 

 

 

0.4 hectare

 

 

Maximum Floor Area (FAR)

FAR – 100 sq.mtrs,

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAR – 150 sq.mtrs,

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Till 20(without any changes),
  • Above 20 till 30 (with additional charges to be notified by the competent authority)
  • For plots more than 1 acre, the portion remaining (if any) after plot subdivision will get the benefit of FAR on prorated basis.

 

 

 

Maximum Height

Max Height – 6m (Single Storey)

Max Height – 6m (Single Storey)

  • 12 meters
  • In the front there should be a 6 meters of minimum width of continuous road
  • Min Green Area – 50%
  • Dwelling Units permitted –
  1. number of units to be restricted by the FAR permissible,
  2. EWS unit of 60 sq. meter/acre in addition to permitted FAR.

 

 

 

23 villages have been declared as the Low Density Residential Area (LDRA) in Urban Extension by the Ministry of Urban Development; vide S.O.No – 1744(E), on 18th June, 2013.

 

How LDRA (Low Density Residential Area) is defined / why is LDRA?

The majority of Farm House in the urban extension areas is located in lands where ground water has already been severely depleted or close to such depletion. Further, the intensification of residential density and heavy additional load on civic infrastructure such as Drainage, water supply, Parking and Sewerage etc. is highly undesirable in such areas from environmental considerations. Therefore, the villages containing existing Farm Houses clusters are notified as “Low Density Residential Area.”

 

Low Density Residential Plots are also allowed in the villages falling in the Green Belt. As per the Zonal Development Plan – 2021, list of villages in the Green Belt where Low Density Residential Plots are permitted are:-

 

Sl. No

Planning Zone

Name of Villages

1.

Zone G

  • Bijwasan (Part)
  • Kapashera
  • Salahpur

2.

Zone  J

  • Rajokri (Part)

3.

Zone K-II

  • Bamnoli (Part)
  • Bijwasan (Part)

4.

Zone L

  • Badusaria
  • Bakargarh
  • Deorala
  • Dhansa
  • Ghalibpur
  • Ghumanhera
  • Isapur
  • Jainpur
  • JharodaKalan (Part)
  • Jhatikara
  • Kair
  • Kanganheri
  • Mitraon (Part)
  • MundhelaKalan
  • MundhelaKhurd
  • Nanakheri
  • Raghopur
  • Rauta
  • Shikarpur
  • Surekhpur (Part)
  • TikriKalan (Part)

5.

Zone P-I

  • Bakaner
  • Ghoga
  • Lampur
  • Mamurpur

6.

Zone P-II

  • Hamidpur
  • Jhangola
  • Palla
  • Singhu
  • Tajpurkalan

7.

Zone N

  • Auchandi
  • Mungeshpur
  • Qutabgarh
  • Khor Punjab
  • Chatesar
  • Jaunti
  • GarhiRindhala
  • Nizampur-Rashidpur
  • TikriKalan (Part)
  • Hareoli

8.

Zone E

  • Mandoli

 

The Delhi Master Plan (MPD) 2021 is promising to be the biggest investment opportunity for the next 2 decades in India. MPD 2021 has foreseen the vision to reality and hence the One Acre Farm House/ Country Homes serve as a new start. 

 

 

Delhi unlocks land for Country Homes/ Low Density Residential Plots

 

 

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