About Us

The department looks after the subject of planning and development in urban and rural areas. The development is achieved through Master Plans prepared for the urban centers and rural areas by way of Master Plans and indicative Land Use Plans. Development Plans for Mandal Headquarters are prepared by the department. The planned development is achieved through approval of layouts and by regulating the developments through building rules and zoning regulations and approval of industrial institutions.

The Directorate of Town and Country Planning has two distinct functions, one under urban front and the other on the rural front. Inspect of urban area particularly the Municipal towns are planned and regulated under the provisions of APTP Act,1920 under the provisions of local body acts, viz., Municipal Corporation Act, Andhra Pradesh Municipalities act and A.P Urban Areas (Development)Act and A.P. Cinematography Act. In respect of Rural Areas, the developments are regulated under the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act,1992 in respect of approval layouts and granting permissions for industries and installations.

The department assists the Government in all Town and Country Planning matters as well as in coordinating with various departments involved in area development like Telangana Housing Board, Telangana State Housing and Urban Development Corporations. Telangana Industrial and infrastructure corporation, Industries Department etc.

Various schemes involving area planning and development Environmental Improvement schemes are formulated and monitored by the department. The department provides technical assistance to various departments involved in planning and development.

This department offers technical remarks to the Government in the matters like change of land use proposals, alienation of lands and any relaxation of rules.

This department is able to achieve a fairly reasonable level of developments in most of the urban centers in the growth centers in the rural areas by way of suggesting and implementing layouts and regulating the industries and other buildings as per the norms. Apart from the above, the department is also suggesting and getting implemented various Environmental Improvement Schemes, Remunerative Schemes and Road widening Schemes at various levels.

Vision

To facilitate the Local Bodies and Citizens to provide services for planned development of urban and rural settlements to improve the living conditions and thereby to improve the quality of the life of the citizens

Services Delivered

Regional Offices (As per the powers delegated)

Urban local bodies (Municipalities / Corporations)

  1. Technical clearance of layouts up to an extent of 1 Hectare.
  2. Approval of Layouts for weaker section Housing ULB Under G.O.Ms.No.4MA, Dt. 04-01-1999
  • Sub-division of Plots in approved Layouts.
  1. Buildings of height below 18 Mts (Stilt + G+4 Floors) upto an extent of 1000 Sq. Mts.
  2. Preparation of Road Development Plans.
  3. Industrial clearances (Plant and machinery cost up to Rs.5.00. crores)

Rural Ares (Grampanchayats)

  1. Technical clearance of layouts up to an extent of 2 Hectares.
  2. Sub-division of Plots in approved Layouts.
  • Industrial clearances (Plant and machinery cost up to Rs.5.00. crores)
  1. Preparation of Indicative Land Use Plans for Mandal Head Quarters.

District Offices (As per the powers delegated)

Rural Areas (Grampanchayats)

  1. Technical clearance of layouts up to an extent of 1 Hectare only in Grampanchayats (Not covered in GTP Schemes)
  2. Sub-division of Plots in approved Layouts
  • Approval of Layouts for weaker section Layouts referred by District Authorities.
  1. Buildings of more than 3 Floors or 9 Mts height in an extent not exceeding 450 Sq.Mts of site area in Grampanchayats.
  2. Preparation of Indicative Land Use Plans for Grampanchayats (other than MHQ’s)
  3. Industrial clearances (Investment upto Rs.5 Crores in Plant and machinery).