Islamabad: The commission constituted to make revisions to the Islamabad’s Master Plan 2040 recently discussed the modalities of private housing schemes situated in the capital city, a news source reported. This was the commission’s 17th meeting held at the headquarters of the Capital Development Authority (CDA).
CDA Chairman Amer Ali supervised the meeting. During the meeting, the commission considered various options to help devise the city’s new master plan. The commission proposed that the construction of high-rise buildings within private housing schemes should be encouraged. In this regard, the developers could be made bound to use 15% of their society for vertical development.
Source also claim that the commission advocates construction of high-rise developments in 15% area marked for agro farming purposes. Another proposal floated during the meeting was to societies targeting low-income groups could be allowed to carve out plots measuring as small as 90 square yards to 130 square yards.
Furthermore, the commission decided to prohibit housing schemes from selling amenity plots. These plots should instead be leased out, it suggested. In addition, the minimum width of roads and streets in housing schemes was proposed to be fixed at 40 feet. The low-cost housing schemes were allowed to construct 30ft wide streets.