Building Rules


West Bengal Municipality Building Rules' 1996 applicable for Haldia Municipality Area

Some of the highlighted major rules :

1. Ground coverage in respect of building :

  • The maximum permissible ground coverage for building, when a plot contains a single building shall depend on the plot size and the use of the building as given in the table below :
    Maximum permissible Ground Coverage
    (Plot containing a single building)

     

    Sl No. Type of building Maximum permissible ground coverage
    1. Residential and educational :
    • Plot size up to 200 sq. metres
    • Plot size above 500 sq. metres


    65%
    50% or 130 sq metres whichever is more
    2. Other uses including mixed use 40%

  • When a plot contains more then one building, the maximum permissible ground coverage for the building shall be as stipulated in rule 52.

2. Permissible height of building :

The maximum permissible height of building on a plot shall be as given in the table below :

Sl No. Width of means of access (in meters) Maximum permissible height (in meters)
1. 2.40 to 3.50 8.00
2. Above 3.50 to 7.00 11.00
3. Above 7.00 to 10.00 14.50
4. Above 10.00 to 15.00 18.00
5. Above 15.00 to 20.00 24.00
6. Above 20.00 to 24.00 36.00
7. Above 24.00 1.5 x (width of the means of access + required width of front open space)

3. Minimum front open space shall be as follows :

  • Every residential or educational building shall have a minimum front open space at ground level of 1.2 meters at its narrowest part.
  • In the case of residential or educational building with other occupancy or occupancies covering more than 20% of the ground floor of the building, the minimum front open space at the ground level shall be 2.0 meters at its narrowest part. Provided that for such building on plots with area of 300.00 sq. meters or less, the minimum width of the front open space shall be 1.20 meters if the part of the building used for other occupancy or occupancies is not more than 30.00 sq. meters at the ground floor.
  • Every industrial or storage or mercantile (wholesale) building shall have a minimum front open space at ground level of 5.00 meters at its narrowest part. In the case of industrial or storage or mercantile (retail) building on plot area of less than 300.00 sq. meters the minimum front open space shall be 1.20 meters at its narrowest part.
  • Every institutional or mercantile (retail) or business building shall have a minimum front open space at its ground level of 3.00 meters at its narrowest part.
  • Every assembly building shall have a minimum front open space at ground level of 4.00 meters at its narrowest part.
  • Every club (assembly) building on plot area less than 200 sq. meters, the minimum front open space shall be 2.00 meters.
  • For mixed use building, the minimum front open space shall be the one applicable for that particular occupancy which gives the highest provision of the minimum front open space in this rules.

4. The minimum rear open space shall be as follows :

(a) Every building shall have a minimum rear open space at ground level of a width at its narrowest part of not less than that indicated below :

Sl No. Height of building (meters) Minimum rear open space at its narrow part (meters)
1. Upto 8.00 2.00
2. Above 8.00 but not more than 11.00 3.00
3. Above 11.00 but not more than 14.50 4.00

5. The minimum side open space shall be as follows :

Every building shall have minimum side open space at ground level of width at its narrowest part of not less than that indicated hereinafter :

Sl No. Height of building (meters) Minimum rear open space at grounds level at its narrowest part (meters)
Side 1 Side 2
1. Upto 11.00 1.20 1.20
2. Above 11.00 but not more than 14.50 1.20 2.50


For further details please see 4/5 49 (4) of the West Bengal Municipality (Building) Rules 1996.

6. For Parking space please see West Bengal Municipality Building Rules, 1996, rule 50.

7. Maximum permissible floor area ratios :

Sl No. Width of Means of Access (meters) Institutional, Business Buildings
1. Above 10.0 to 15.0 2.00
2. Above 15.0 to 20.0 2.25
3. Above 20.0 to 24.0 42.50
4. Above 24.0 2.75

8. Provisions for more than one building in plot please see in West Bengal Municipality Building Rules, 1996 rule 52.

* For more details regarding Building Rules, please see West Bengal Municipality (Building) Rule'1996.

N.B.: For carrying out any kind of developments or constructions pre-permission of the Haldia Development Authority or Haldia Municipality is required.