Regulation for Development of Biotechnology Parks in UDCPR 2020

Mar 30, 2024

UDCPR 2020 Chapter 7 is all about Higher FSI for Certain Uses as per mentioned in the UDCPR 


This is Applicable to all Planning Authorities and Regional Plan Areas except Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Other Planning Authorities/Special Planning Authorities/ Development Authorities within the limit of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, MIDC, NAINA, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Hill Station Municipal Councils, Eco-sensitive/Eco-fragile region notified by MoEF & CC and Lonavala Municipal Council, in Maharashtra


Rule No. 7.9 Regulation for Development of BioTechnologoy Parks

7.9.1 Definition


The Biotechnology Units / Parks shall mean Biotechnology units/parks which are certified by the Development Commissioner (Industries) or any officer authorized by him on his behalf. The Biotechnology Park and unit/units outside the park shall have a minimum land area of 0.80 ha. or 1,858 sq.m. (20,000 sq.ft.) built-up area.


7.9.2 Biotechnology Units/Parks to be Allowed in Industrial Zone


Biotechnology Units/Parks shall be permitted in the Industrial Zone on all plots fronting on roads having a width of more than 12.0 meters and all regulations of the Industrial Zone shall apply.


7.9.3 Biotechnology Units/Park to be allowed in No Development Zone earmarked in the Development/Regional Plan.


Biotechnology Units/Parks shall be permitted in No Development Zone subject to the following


i) Maximum FSI limit shall be 0.20 on gross area and as far as possible the development shall be at one place of the total land.


ii) The ground coverage shall not exceed 10% of the area of the plot.


iii) Tree plantation shall be done at the rate of 500 Trees/Ha, on the remaining land excluding the built-up area and the surrounding open space/utility space.


iv) The maximum height of buildings shall not exceed 24.0 m.


v) Essential residential development for the staff/officers’ accommodation shall be permitted up to the extent of 33% of the permissible built-up area.

7.9.4 Additional FSI to Biotechnology Units/Park


The Authority may permit the floor space indices specified in these regulations to be exceeded to the extent of 100% over and above the permissible basic FSI for biotechnology units/parks subject to the following conditions:-


i) Out of the total built-up area, a minimum of 90% shall be used for Biotechnology purposes and a maximum of 10% (by deducting parking space) shall be used for ancillary users such as specified in the Govt. Resolution of Industry, Energy, and Labour Department No. BTP- 2008/CR-1608/Ind-2, dated 10/2/2009 or as amended from time to time.


ii) Additional FSI to Biotechnology units would be available to Biotechnology Parks duly approved by the Directorate of Industries after the observance of all the environmental regulations.


​​iii) Parking spaces, as per the provision of the Development Control and Promotion Regulation shall be provided subject to the minimum requirement of one parking space per 100 sq.m. built-up area.


iv) The additional FSI shall be granted upon payment of premium which shall be paid in the manner as may be determined by the Government. Such premium shall be recovered at the rate of 20% of the present-day market value of the land under reference as indicated in the ASR.


v) 25% of the total premium shall be paid to the Government and the remaining 75% amount shall be paid to the said Authority. In the Regional Plan area, such amount shall be entirely paid to the Government through the concerned branch office of the Town Planning and Valuation Department.


vi) The premium so collected by the Authority shall be primarily used for the development of offsite infrastructure required for the Biotechnology Parks.


vii) In the event, that the developer comes forward for the provision of such off-site infrastructure at his own cost, then the said Authority shall determine the estimated cost of the works and shall also prescribe the standards for the work. After completion of the works the said Authority shall verify as to whether the same is as per prescribed standards and thereafter, by deducting the cost of works, the balance amount of premium shall be recovered by the said Authority


viii) No condonation in the required open spaces, parking, and other requirements prescribed in the regulations shall be allowed in case of additional FSI.


ix) Development of the biotechnology park shall be done as per the guidelines issued by the Industries Department vide the Government resolution dated 10th February 2009 as amended from time to time.


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