A news source reported on January 12 that the Lahore Development Authority has prepared a draft on new bylaws offering ‘free height’ permission. The amendment is being proposed to real estate developers and builders to promote business activities in the city through the construction of high-rise buildings. The draft proposes amendments in the regulations of the ‘Area Development Project’.
Once it is executed, the developers would be able to construct up to 300-feet high buildings in certain areas of Lahore city. For this purpose, approval from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be mandatory. Furthermore, the draft recommends approving the construction of 300-feet tall buildings on roads with a width of 60 feet and above.
The news source further reports that the Lahore Development Authority has decided to form an inspection committee that will refer the area development cases to the governing body. And that committee will be led by the Lahore Development Authority’s director-general. Also, its members will consist of officials from LDA Town Planning, Water and Sanitation Agency, Traffic Engineering and Planning Agency, and members of the Lahore Chambers of Commerce and Industry.