CHENNAI: Soon development of the entire Tamil Nadu, including Greater Chennai, will be governed by common building rules, according to Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.Speaking after inaugurating STATECON-2018 conclave organised by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) on Friday, the Deputy CM said the suggestions and observations were being sought on the draft common building rules and once the exercise was over, the rules would be implemented.
Panneerselvam said that under the common rules, buildings across the State would be divided into high-rise buildings and non-high-rise buildings. The common building rules will also have building norms for the disabled, senior citizens and children.
Interestingly, the Tamil Nadu government prepared the blueprint to frame the ‘Tamil Nadu Common building Rules, 2016’ for local bodies in accordance with the provisions of the model building bye-laws.
The common building rules for the entire State would mean that now there won’t be different sets of development rules for corporations, municipalities, town panchayats and panchayats. Now there will be 60 sets of development rules which will govern the entire State. The new building rules have several new clauses such as the need to get occupancy and completion certificates.
As per the new rules, applicant or owner or power of attorney-holder or registered developer and any other person who is acquiring interest shall not put the building to use without obtaining the occupancy certificate from the executive authority of local body or agency or person to whom this power has been delegated.
The common building rules for Tamil Nadu are being drafted in accordance with the provisions of the model building bye-laws
Building bye-laws are legal tools used to regulate coverage, height, building bulk and architectural design and construction aspects of building to achieve orderly development of the area
The model building bye-laws prepared by the Centre were updated, keeping in view norms for rooftop solar photovoltaic installation, additional provisions in building regulations for natural hazard-prone areas and conservation of heritage buildings