It is necessary for real estate developers, cellular companies, builders and all others concerned to obtain prior no-objection certificates (NOCs) for height clearance if their properties fall within a 15-kilometre radius of an airport in Pakistan.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has now promulgated a new public notice in newspapers, according to which the application to obtain an NOC for height clearance must be addressed to the following:
CAA Director General
Headquarters, Civil Aviation Authority
Terminal I, Jinnah International Airport
The following details and documents are required to be submitted by the parties concerned:
- The name of the project.
- Geographical coordinates of the project, which must be given in degrees, seconds, minutes and 1/100 of second (in eight digits) of the proposed site. The geographical coordinates must be authenticated by the Survey of Pakistan.
- The organisations and individuals concerned are also required to submit map scale 1:500,000 of the Survey of Pakistan. The map scale must show the proposed site duly authenticated by the Survey of Pakistan.
- The applicants must submit the proposed height of the building(s) in question. The total height should also account for the height of all types of installations on rooftops.
- The developers and individuals concerned must submit the site plan (duly approved by the competent authority).
The CAA has also notified that the defaulters will be dealt with under the relevant provisions of the Civil Aviation Rules of 1994 and the Civil Aviation Ordinance of 1960.
A CAA official told Zameen.com that no building control authority could issue NOCs for height clearance to any development or housing society. The official said further that if any developers had not yet applied for NOCs, they should do so now to get the NOC free of cost.
He said if their application was successful, the developers would get the NOCs within 2 weeks. The only cost that the developer would have to bear would be for obtaining geographical coordinates and map scale from the Survey of Pakistan, he added.