Kozhikode Master Plan 2001 has been created for Kozhikode. Kozhikode Corporation, the mother city, as well as Olavanna, Ramanattukara, Feroke and Kadalundi Panchayats, the constituent LSGIs of the planning area, forms part of Kozhikode Taluk of Kozhikode District. The planning area situated on the West Coast of Indian sub-continent and on the North West of Kerala state, at latitudes between11° 9’ N to 11° 21’ N and longitudes between 75° 44’E to 75° 51’E and has Korappuzha as its North boundary, Thalakkulathur, Kakkodi, Kunnamangalam, Peruvial and Perumanna panchayats on the East, Kadalundippuzha on the South and Lakshadweep Sea on the West. Kozhikode Corporation is the headquarters of Kozhikode district, covering an area of 2344Sq.km on an undulating terrain with ground level varying from 2m to 1339m from the mean sea level and bounded by Kannur district on the north, Wayanad and Malappuram district on the east, Malappuram district on the south and Lakshadweep Sea on the west.
Vision of Kozhikode Master Plan 2001
The objective of the Kozhikode Master Plan 2001 is to create enabling spatial and land use planning framework to achieve the vision of Kozhikode Master Plan 2001 in order to promote, guide and rationalize. The future growth and development of the urban centers, it will be critical to define their growth framework. The future growth framework of the urban centers is defined by the Master Plan/Development Plans which are evolved for each settlement at individual level Kozhikode Master Plan 2001 has been considered as one of the most effective mechanism to promote planned growth of the urban centers. It lays down the road map, agenda and framework within which the city growth is envisioned. It provides a tool for the authorities to take decision will regard to current and future development related issues.
Kozhikode Master Plan 2001 provides the framework for rationalizing the orderly movement of traffic and transportation within the city and defines the area for laying down network of various services. The plan is used for promoting integrated development of the urban centre by rationalizing its pattern of land use and their relationship. It also defines the strategies and solutions for overcoming the existing problems of the urban centers and to overcome its infrastructural and service related inadequacies. In addition, it provides options for accommodating the future addition to population which is likely to come to the urban centre due to natural growth and migration. Master Plan acts as a tool for determining the infrastructure cost which would be required to make the city sustainable. The plans offer futuristic solutions by laying down agenda for its growth and development.
Objective of Kozhikode Master Plan 2001
- Socially beneficially
- Regionally connected
- Environmentally sustainable
- Financially Viable
- Institutionally Executable
- Politically acceptable