Uses Permissible in Residential Zones R1 in UDCPR 2020

Mar 03, 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 Residential Zone 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. 4.3 Uses Permissible in Residential Zone R-1


(Residential Zone R1 includes Residential plots abutting on roads below 9.0 m. in width in the congested area shown on the Development Plan and on roads below 12.0 m. in width in outside congested areas (i.e., in the non-congested area)).


(In the case of C Class M.C.s, Nagar panchayats, and R.P. areas, the above road width is 12.0 m. shall be 9.0 m. in non-congested areas).


The following uses and accessory uses to the principal use shall be permitted in buildings or premises in purely Residential zones, subject to other regulations:-


i)  Any residences, Slum Improvement / Rehabilitation.


ii)  Hostels for students / working men/ women, lodging with or without boarding facilities.

Old age home, sanatorium, orphanage, night shelter dormitories.


iv)  Customary Home occupation, i.e., occupations customarily carried out by the members of the household without employing a hired laborer and shall include stitching, embroidery, beauty parlor, button making, etc., with or without motive power. If motive power is used, the total electricity load should not exceed 1 H.P. (0.75 kw).


v)  Medical and dental practitioners' dispensaries, including pathological laboratories, diagnostic clinics, polyclinics, counseling centers, and clinics, are to be permitted on any floor. Maternity homes, clinics, and nursing homes with indoor patients with beds not exceeding 20 on any floor with separate means of access of staircase from within the building or outside may be permitted but not in any case within the prescribed marginal open spaces. Where the doctor's residence is located on the upper floor, then such separate means of access to the staircase may not be necessary.


vi)  Professional Offices in residential tenement for own purpose not exceeding carpet area of 50 sq.m. each.


vii)  Community halls, welfare center, gymnasia (each not exceeding 100 sq.m.).


viii)  Primary and nursery schools, including students' hostels, except for trade schools.


ix)  Crèche, Day-care center up to 100 sq.m. in an independent building or part of the building.


x)  Private coaching classes, student’s mess in an independent building or part of building

up 100 sq.m. subject to separate parking facility in the same premises.


xi)  Religious buildings.


xii)  Public / City Libraries and Museums in independent buildings or on the ground or first floor of the composite building.


xiii)  Club Houses or gymkhanas in residential complexes.


xiv)  Public or Private Park (except an amusement park), garden, and playfield in an independent plot not used for business purposes.


xv)  Bus shelters, taxi - Rickshaw stands, trolley bus shelters, railway stations, metro stations, BRT stands, cycle stands, and similar uses.


xvi)  Convenience shops only on the ground floor.


xvii)  Police Station, Police Chowky, Government and Municipal sub-offices, Post and Telegraph Offices, Branch offices of Banks with safe Deposit Vaults, Electric sub-stations, Fire Aid posts, Home Guards, and Civil Defence Centres, essential Public utilities, Pumping stations, water installations and ancillary structures thereof required to cater to the local area.


xviii)  Electronic Industry of the Assembly type (not of the manufacturing type) with the following restrictions :-


a) Motive Power shall not exceed 1 H.P.


xix)  Information technology establishment (ITE) (pertaining to software only) on the plots/premises fronting on roads having width 9.0 m. and above


xx)  Flour mill and wet/dry masala grinding/subject to the following conditions: - 


a) Power requirement shall not exceed 10 H.P.


xxi)  Burial grounds, cremation grounds, and essential public utilities, on the road having a width of 9.0 m. and above.


xxii)  Agricultural, horticultural, and allied uses (except agro-based industries).


xxiii)  Raisin production, bookbinding.


xxiv)  Publicconveniences.


xxv)  Research, experimental, and testing laboratories not involving any danger of fire or explosion or of any obnoxious nature



Related Regulations to Rule No. 4- 


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