Telangana Declares New Layout Regularisation Scheme for Unapproved Plots

In order to regulate the newly established municipal corporations and municipalities, the Telangana government has ordered a new scheme for unapproved plots. The Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) will monitor open plots in unlicensed and illegal layouts in new municipalities. In order to implement the scheme in 73 new municipalities, Telangana has declared that the scheme will apply to the plots registered before 30 March 2018. 

Importance of the layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) for Unapproved Plots

Regulation of unapproved layouts will authorise the applicant to acquire building permission from the Competent Authority. As per the new LRS, the time for submitting applications is set as ninety days. As initial payment with the demand, just 10% of the total amount of or Rs. 10,000 whichever is less must be paid. 

Subject to a total payment of all necessary charges by all plot holders, city services such as highways, water supply, drainage, streetlights are provided. The unapproved design areas will then be incorporated into the proposed city/town development. 

A Complete Walkthrough on Telangana Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS)

The Municipal Admiration and Urban Development decreed that the scheme is due to begin on 15 October 2019, and applications to govern the scheme would be eligible for the next three months. Applications for urban development (GO No 251). In the case of the old municipalities, as usual, the Town and Country Planning Department will regularise them. The HMDA governs the plots in the case of municipalities and municipal corporations which fall under HMDA limits. And for other municipalities, although they will be regularised by the Director of Town and Country Planning (DTCP), the applications have to be sent to the respective civic bodies.

Only the newly formed municipalities and municipal corporations are to be impacted. For regularisation, the plots must be renewed on or before 30 March 2018, when notices are released concerning New urban local authorities (ULBs). The applications will be handled on-line under this Land Regularization Scheme (LRS). 

The water bodies, like the river or Nala, and the buffer zone Full Tank Level (FTL) of any lake, pond lands and other prohibited categories, shall not be allowed to be used for design and growth. For locations in the vicinity of pipelines for petroleum and gas, clear space and other provisions of the respective Authority shall be complied with, in the notified Master plans and zonal development plans, with areas intended for industrial and leisure activities, waterbody, open areas.

Within 6 months from the date of payment of the full amount, the LRS approval is given. Conversion charges will be imposed on locations other than for private use, with the exception of leisure facilities, water bodies, buffer areas and industries. Yet challenges before the Appellate Authority can be brought in the event of a denial.

Penal charges are aligned with land values and the size of the property. When open space is not accessible for parks provided, applicants must pay a reasonable open space fee. Such storage charges are paid based on the prevailing market price, as at registration date. All the collected LRS sum would be deposited in the separate escrow account for municipal growth and will be used only to expand services in the city.


This new Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) benefits the owners of the unapproved layouts, as they can come forward for regularisation, to get building permission and authorisation for civic facilities. Any layout, if failed to regularise, will be kept in the prohibited list means they will be not eligible for sale or purchase.

Are you interested in getting updated with all the latest real estate happenings? Browse to find all trending real estate news and all properties for sale in Hyderabad to make smart, profitable decisions.


By Govi