Town and Country Planning Office

Coimbatore District Town and Country Planning Office,
Ground Floor & First Floor,
Door No.50, FCI Road, Gandhimanagar, Ganapathy, Coimbatore – 641004.

phone: 0422-2380243

Assistant Director /Joint Director (i/c)

  • Regional plan

The contents of Regional Plan includes:

  • Existing profile of the region – Importance, historic evolution, profile of demographic, physiographic, Urbanisation, social, environment and economic sectors of the region
  • Analysis of general profile and regional resources – physical setting, geography of the region, settlement pattern, demography, carrying capacity, vulnerability, transportation, infrastructure linkages of both physical and social, environment, stakeholder mapping, etc.
  • Vision and formation of development strategies
  • Projects requirements and major proposals of various sectors
  • Delineation of Zones and Sub-Zones – development priority zones, rural and agricultural zones, preservation and conservation zones, transition & buffer zones and no development zones
  • Mechanism of Plan Implementation – funding mechanism, institutional arrangement, phasing and action plan
  • Zoning Regulations

The Master plan is a development plan that provides a guideline for future growth of town in a sustainable way over a plan period of 20 to 30 years. In Tamil Nadu Master Plan is prepared with the legislative support of Tamil Nadu Town and Country planning Act 1971. The Master plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a town’s economy, housing, transportation, physical infrastructure, social infrastructure. It is based on public input, surveys, planning initiatives, existing development, physical characteristics, and social and economic conditions. Finally the proposed Land use map is prepared on the basis of future requirements and proposals.


Planning is a continuous process that facilitates updating and revision of the existing Master Plan due to the ever changing dynamics of the city and its region. It also provides an opportunity to undertake mid-course corrections and incorporate policy changes, if any, arising out of the needs of the population and its activities. The Master Plan is formulated on the basis of certain assumptions related to the present administrative set up, growth rates, household size, present policies, orders and guidelines with respect to urban development, transportation planning etc., which are liable to be modified as per the State policies.


First, it is a physical plan. Although a reflection of social and economic values, the plan is fundamentally a guide to the physical development of the community. It translates values into a scheme that describes how, why, when, and where to build, rebuild, or preserve the community.

A second characteristic is that it is long-range, covering a time period greater than one year, usually five years or more.

A third characteristic of a general development plan is that it is comprehensive. It covers the entire city geographically – not merely one or more sections. It also includes all the functions that make a community work, such as transportation, housing, land use, utility systems, and recreation. Moreover, the plan considers the interrelationships of functions.

The Basic Characteristics of a Master Plan

  • It’s physical.
  • It’s long-range.
  • It’s comprehensive.
  • It’s a guide to decision-making.
  • It’s a statement of public policy.

Finally, the master plan is a guide to decision-making for the planning board, the governing board and the mayor or manager. Another important characteristic of the master plan is that it is a statement of public policy. The plan translates community values, desires, and visions into land use and development principles that can guide the future growth of your community. The policies of the plan provide the basis upon which public decisions can be made.’

(C) Detailed Development Plan

The plans are prepared for smaller pockets of area identified within the Master plans. In the plan, areas are earmarked for specific purposes such as parks, play fields, small link roads, roads for traffic circulation residential, commercial, industrial areas and other public purposes.

(D) Approval

Issuing of Planning Permission for Buildings & Layouts.

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