Uses Permissible in Green Belt Zone and River Protection Belt in UDCPR 2020

Mar 04, 2024

Any city in India is divided into various land use zones: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, Industrial, etc. So, there is a restriction on the use of land under any zone. For example, You cannot build a Commercial building in an Agricultural Zone, or You cannot build hazardous or high-end Industries in a Residential Zone.


So here are the uses permissible in the Green Belt Zone/River Protection Belt as per UDCPR 2020 (UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CONTROL AND PROMOTION REGULATIONS FOR MAHARASHTRA STATE).


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. 4.12 Green Belt Zone/River Protection Belt



4.12.1 The following uses shall be permissible


i) Agriculture


ii) Tree Plantation, Gardens, Public park, Landscaping, Recreational Open Space, Forestry and Nursery, etc.

iii) River front development by the Authority or any institution authorized on behalf of the Authority. 


iv) Development of pedestrian pathways, Jogging tracks, Cycle tracks, Boat clubs, etc.


v) Swimming pools, clubhouses, and recreational facilities after leaving 15.0 m. belt along the river bank and 9.0 m. from Nallahs, subject to other provisions in these regulations.


vi) Public toilets as per requirement.


vii) Recreational open space of any layout / sub-division / development proposals, if submitted along with the developable land adjoining such green belt, after leaving marginal distances of minimum 15.0 m. and 9.0 m. from rivers and Nallahs, respectively, or subject to restrictions mentioned in Regulation No.3.1.3.


a) The uses and their extent shall be permissible in such Recreational open space, as prescribed in this regulation.

b) If the land under the green belt zone, except open space therein, if any, is required by the Authority for the public purposes mentioned above, the owner shall hand over the possession of such land for the development and maintenance of public purposes.

Thereafter, such land shall remain open and accessible to the general public for recreational activities.


c) The side / rear marginal distances for a proposed building in a land adjoining a river /

nallah shall be the maximum of :-


(i) Side / rear marginal distance, to be measured from river/nallah, as required according to height of building or


(ii) 4.5 m. from the dividing line between the green belt zone and the other developable zone; or


(iii) Mandatory distance of 15.0 m. or 9.0 m to be observed from a river or nallah, respectively.



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