HMDA has classified the land use into different zones which have been directly monitored and managed by authorities which has the final discretionary powers to give permissions for utilizing the land as per HMDA norms which are classified as follows:
RESIDENTIAL USE ZONE
(Urban Areas connecting to Growth Corridor): Residential Zone falling within such connecting urban area, i.e. the area connecting outside Growth Corridor, wherein the detailed planning of roads and various urban use zones are proposed.
(Urban Nodes): Residential Zone falling within non-connecting urban areas, for which the detailed planning of roads and various urban use zones are proposed.
(Urban Centers): The remaining other urban centers along with their surrounding areas as earmarked in the proposed Land Use Plan. There is no detailed planning proposed herein presently, and the whole identified centers/areas are assigned Residential Land Use Zone.
All the rural settlements- Village Settlement (Gramkantham) and the existing rural built-up area- as earmarked in the proposed Land Use Plan are assigned Residential Zone-4. For all these settlements, an additional 300 M wide belt outside the gramkhantam boundary shall also be considered as Residential Zone-4 to cater to the natural expansion of settlements, except in Bio Conservation Zone.
Note: The width mentioned above for the area for natural expansion of the Gram Kantham 300 M wide belt outside these rural settlements shall be considered as R4 Zone to cater to the natural expansion of the settlements which is subject to changes as amended from time to time, except in Bio Conservation Zone.
PERI-URBAN USE ZONE
Areas earmarked as Peri-Urban Use Zone, around the identified ‘Urban Areas connecting to Growth Corridor’ and ‘Urban Nodes’ in the proposed Metropolitan Development Plan.
All types of Residential Buildings with ground coverage not exceeding 25%
Building and structures ancillary to use permitted in open spaces and parks subject to the total ground coverage not exceeding 5%
COMMERCIAL USE ZONE
Commercial Use Zone, including
Commercial Use along and neighboring the notified commercial roads and other related government orders issued from time to time, with activities allowed on payment of conversion charges and commercial impact fees as stipulated in the foregoing G.Os
Strip commercial along roads as earmarked in the plan In all commercial strips earmarked along roads, activities allowed in the c category are allowed with impact fees. (All other stipulations/rules of G.O. 766 dated 18.10.2007 applicable)
MANUFACTURING USE ZONE
Areas earmarked as Manufacturing Use Zone in the proposed Land Use Plan only.
PUBLIC, SEMI-PUBLIC FACILITIES AND UTILITIES USE ZONE
Areas earmarked as Public, Semi-public Facilities and Utilities Zone in the proposed Land Use Plan, and the sites specifically earmarked for any such public/semi-public use.
Bus passenger terminals
Clinics/Laboratories/Hospitals/ Dispensaries / Health/Primary centers
Computer software units / IT-enabled services on independent plots of more than 1000 sq. mt size.
Cultural and religious buildings
Dharamshala o Exhibition centers
Fire stations/fire posts
L P gas godowns
Specific regulations for all developments within Infrastructure & Facility Nodes (InFANs), specific to the locations as earmarked on the map:
i) Specific areas have been notified as infrastructure and facility nodes at various locations spread across the city to decentralize the activity, usage, and movement pattern. These will function primarily as nodes for public facilities, parking lots, bus terminus, police stations, fire stations, emergency service centers, and other multipurpose public facilities for the city.
ii) The combined site layout, buildings design, and built-up areas shall be regulated by the commissioner, GHMC duly consulting HMDA
Areas are earmarked as Multiple Use Zone in the proposed Land Use Plan, and areas identified for Transit-Oriented-Development, as defined by these regulations.
All activities permitted in Residential/commercial/Public & Semi-Public use zones
All activities except hazardous & polluting industries
Bus depot and workshop
Bus terminal, Truck terminal
Cold storage and ice factory
Loading and unloading spaces
Storage and depot of nonperishable and non-inflammable commodities and incidental uses
Wholesale business establishments
RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE USE ZONE
Recreational Use Zone: Areas earmarked as Open Space Recreational in the proposed Land Use Plan, and the sites specifically earmarked as Parks, Playgrounds, and Exhibition Grounds.
Open Space Buffer (Around foreshore of water bodies): Areas specifically earmarked as Open Space Buffer around the Water Bodies Use Zone containing various types of existing water bodies.
Water Body Zone generally indicates all water bodies, i.e. Rivers, Streams, Lakes, Tanks, and Kunta’s, as indicated in the Revenue Village maps as well as in the topographical sheets published by the Survey of India, or the State Irrigation Department or Revenue Department or other competent authorities. The boundary of the water bodies relates to the Full Tank Level / High Flood Level as indicated in relevant maps, covering both perennial and non-perennial parts when such distinction exists.
All Reserved Forests as notified by the Forest Department. No activity other than forest and greenery is permitted in this zone unless expressly allowed by the Forest Department.
SPECIAL RESERVATIONS ZONE
- Heritage Buildings and Precints
- (S1) b) Defense / Military Lands (S2)
- c) Bio Conservation Zone (S3)
- d) Others (Any other Special Reservations) (S4)
Note: The land use under Water bodies, Green buffer around water bodies, forests, and BioConservation Use Zone are designated as PROTECTED ZONE and no change of land use shall be allowed in these categories of land uses.
CONSERVATION (AGRICULTURE) USE ZONE
Areas beyond the Peri-Urban Use zone which is almost all over the remaining area of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Region are earmarked as Conservation (Agriculture) Use Zone excluding the R3 Zone (Urban Centers) and R4 Zone, are earmarked in the proposed Land Use Plan.
Note: Though the area around the rural settlements (earmarked as R4 Zone) is proposed to be Conservation Zone, a 300 M wide belt outside these rural settlements shall be considered as R4 Zone to cater to the natural expansion of the settlements, except in Bio Conservation Zone and the same shall not be considered to be part of Conservation Zone.
TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION USE ZONE
- Railways /Railway station
- Bus Depots, Passenger/Freight Terminals
- Airport Transportation: Roads, Railways, Airports: Includes all the major road networks are earmarked in the proposed Metropolitan Development Plan and the sites specifically earmarked for related facilities like roads, railways, airports railway terminus, bus depots, truck terminals, and parking lots, and logistics Hubs (Bus Depots and Truck Terminals) and accessory uses/activities.