The government has notified amendments in the Delhi’s Master Plan which will also allow shop-cum-residence complexes to continue with activities permissible in a local shopping centre (LSC), subject to conditions. The LSCs are government-approved marketing zones which cater to the day-to-day needs of the local population. As per the amendments, in case the total floor area ratio (FAR) in the “existing building exceeds the permissible FAR on plots of size above 100 sqm and upto 250 sqm, such excess FAR (upto maximum 350) shall be permitted subject to payment of penalty charges amounting to 1.5 times the applicable charges”. The basement shall be permitted in shop-cum-residence plots/complexes, subject to relevant provisions under mixed use regulations, it said, adding, if such use of basement leads to exceeding the permissible FAR on the plot, such excess FAR shall be subject to payment of applicable charges.
Source : ET Realty