About Salem LPA (Salem Local Planning Authority)
Salem LPA (Salem Local Planning Authority) was notified under section 10(1) of Town and Country Planning Act, 1971. Finally Salem Local Planning Area was confirmed with old Salem Municipal Area and 154 surrounding Village under section 10(4) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 in G.O.No.56 H&UD Dept dated 10.02.97. The extent of the Salem Local Planning Area is 643.17 square kilometers and its population is 987410 as per 1991 Census.
Salem Local Planning Authority was constituted with District Collector as Chairman and Joint Director of Town and Country Planning as Member Secretary as in G.O.Ms.No.759 H&UD Dept dated 01.09.93 and G.O.Ms.No.282 H&UD Dept dated 19.08.97. The Salem Local Planning Area consists of Salem Municipal Corporation, 8 Town Panchayats and 7 Panchayat Unions.
Objectives of Salem LPA (Salem Local Planning Authority)
- Carrying out integrated planning and physical development of declared urban areas.
- Formulating and submitting development plans, including capital investment plans.
- Undertaking the execution of development projects and schemes.
- Formulating and implementing urban land use policy.
- Developing environmental standards and preparing schemes for the environmental improvement of urban areas.
- Providing technical planning services.
- Preparation and implementation of regional Plans, Master plans, New township Plans and Town Improvement Schemes.
- Promoting research and development of new techniques in City planning, Urban Development and Housing Construction.
- To promote and secure better planning and development of the state.
In order to achieve its objectives, Salem LPA operational frame work and area of focus revolves around:
- Creating affordable housing using environment-friendly building materials and cost-effective building technologies.
- Creating self-contained and self-sustaining residential complexes in the shape of Urban Estate/Integrated Townships.
- Undertaking projects which focus on promoting urban development, developing commercial complexes, creating state-of-the art infrastructure.
- Optimum utilization of vacant government lands to generate additional resources for the State government for financing city redevelopment, regeneration and other infrastructural development.
- Create ethos of conversation to enhance overall development in the state.