Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Second Amendment) Act, 2020

Oct 27, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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Industry Specific Compliance

The State Government of Karnataka on October 20, 2020 has published the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Second Amendment) Act, 2020 to further amend the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961.

Amendments in the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961 are as follows:

• Section 6 relating to preparation of a map showing present land use is amended wherein every Planning Authority shall, prepare an accurate map within two years showing the present land use in the Planning Area under its jurisdiction along with a separate present land use map for the local authority jurisdictions in the local planning area and for the wards within the local authority jurisdictions. A copy of such map shall be sent to the Director and another copy shall be displayed for public information in the office of the Planning Authority as well as in the offices of the local authorities and the ward offices.

• In Section 7 relating to application for correction of entries in map it is specified that the owner of any plot of land included in the map prepared under section 6, may within one month of its publication in the office of the Planning Authority and in the offices of the local authorities and the ward offices, apply to such authority for any entry of land use or other particulars to be corrected in the map.

• In Section 12 relating to Contents of Master Plan in sub section (1) a new clause (aa) is added stating that the Master Plan should consist of a series of maps and documents indicating the manner in which the development and improvement of the entire planning area within the jurisdiction of the Planning Authority are to be carried out and regulated. Such plan shall include proposals for present land use maps and proposed land use map prepared for the local planning area, local authority jurisdiction and for every ward within the local authority boundaries.

• In Section 13 relating to approval of the Master Plan it is specified that on receipt of the Master Plan with the reports from the Planning Authority, the State Government after making such modifications as it deems fit or as may be advised by the Director, shall return the plan and the reports to the Planning Authority, which shall be published, by notification, inviting public comments within sixty days of such publication. Simultaneously, the plan and reports shall be forwarded to the local authorities within the local planning area, which shall, within sixty days from the date of receipt thereof, forward to the Planning Authority, its approval or any observations to be considered by the Authority, failing which the approval of the local authority shall be deemed to have been given.

[Notification no: DPAL 36 SHASANA 2020]


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