39. Parking Space  

(a) No off-street parking space shall be less than 15 sq.m. (3.0 m in width and 5.0 m in length), for a motor car, with a minimum head room of 2.4 m, if parked in a covered area.  

(b) The minimum width of circulation driveway to be provided for adequate maneuvering of vehicles shall be 4.00 m for cars and 5.00 m for trucks exclusive of parking space referred to in (1)above. However, a projection from a height above 5.50 m from the ground level may be permitted keeping the mandatory open space open to sky  

(c) The parking layout plan shall be so prepared that the parking space for each vehicle becomes directly accessible from driveway or circulation driveway or aisles. However stack car parking arrangement will be allowed in such a way that every car can be moved by shifting not more than one car.   

(d) The Parking spaces shall be located beyond the mandatory setback spaces as provided in these Bye-Laws.  

(i)  For building with different uses, the area of parking space shall be worked out on the basis of respective uses separately and parking space to be provided for the total number of vehicles thus required.  

(ii) In case of a plot containing more than one building, parking requirement for all buildings shall be calculated on the basis of consideration of the area of respective uses.  

The Minimum Off-Street Parking space shall be as shown in table-VII below.

Table- VII 

Sl. No Type of occupancy One parking space for every Size of car parking space
1. Commercial 50  sq.m. of floor area. 3m x 5m
2. Residential & Apartment Houses (flats) 100 sq.m. of floor area 3m x 5m
3. Offices 100 sq.m. of floor area 3m x 5m
4 Hotels 4 guest room provided 3m x 5 m
5. Theater & Auditorium 10            seats            of accommodation. 3m x5m
6. Institutional 100 sq.m of floor area 3m x 5m
7. Hospital, Nursing Homes 75 sq.m of floor area 3m x 5m

40. The specific Floor Area Ratio and Plot Coverage stipulations shall be as per


Type of Occupancy Maximum permissible (F.A.R) Maximum permissible (coverage percentage of plot
Maximum Floor permissible (excluding basement) Maximum Height permissible (In meters)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5 6
1. Residential Bungalow 2.0 50% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts.
2. Residential Apartment 2.0 50% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts
3 Institutional 1.5 40% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts
4 Mercantile (Commercial) 2.0 60% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts
5 Public     or     Semi- Public Business 2.0 50% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts
6 Assembly 1.5 40% 4 15 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 19 mts
7 Industrial 1.5 40% 3 12 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 16 mts.
8 Storage 2.0 70% 3 12 mts
With  ground  floor  parking 16 mts
9 Hazardous 1.2 25% 2 8     mts
with ground floor parking 12 mts.
10 Special Buildings 3.0 50% 6 23 mts
with ground floor parking 27 mts.
11 Industrial Zone (factory) 1.0 40%   As per functional requirement.

Note 1:- If the Ground Floor is exclusively earmarked for Covered Parking purposes, an additional floor with height as indicated above shall be permitted and the Ground Floor covered parking will not be counted for F.A.R.

Note 2:- Mumty (stair cover) over staircase on top floor, atrium / cut outs Machine room for lift on top floor as required for the lift machine room installations shall not be taken for FAR calculations. Lift shaft (s) for one floor only shall be taken for FAR calculation. Note 3:-  Rockery, well and well structures, plant, nursery, water-pool. Swimming pool (if uncovered), platform around a tree, water tank; fountain, bench, ramps, compound wall, gate, slide, steps outside building, domestic washing place, swing, fire escape staircase, overhead water tank on top of buildings, underground suction tank having roof slab 0.50 mtr. above ground level, cooling tower of A.C. plant rest above the top roof slab and Drainage culvert conduit, catch-pit, chamber, gutter, culvert on drains shall not be taken for FAR calculations.  

41. Special Exemption:  In case of special building where the plot coverage of the proposed building is less than the maximum permissible coverage, maximum additional 2 floors above the permissible floor maybe permitted by the government at a higher rate of building permission fee provided the proposed total floor area is within the permissible F.A.R. limit.  

42.The minimum setbacks would be as per Table IX below.  


Plot Size (in Sq. Mts. Minimum Front Setback (in Mts.) Minimum Setbacks other sides (in Mts.)
Abutting road width
Single lane
Four lane Six lane Rear
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Less than 200 3.00 3.00 4.50 4.5 1.00 1.00
Above 201
& width <8m
3.00 3.00 4.50 4.5 1.80 1.20
Above   201   &
width >8m
3.00 3.00 4.50 4.5 1.80 1.80
Above 300 & up
to 400
3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 2.50 1.80
Above   400   &
upto 500
3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 3.00 1.80
Above   500   &
upto 750
3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 3.00 1.80
Above   750   &
upto 1500
3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 3.00 1.80
Above  1500  &
upto 2500
3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 3.00 1.80
Above 2500 3.00 3.00 6.00 9.00 3.00 1.80


(i)  The setbacks are to be left after leaving the affected area of the plot/site, if any, for road widening.   

(ii)  Where the lighting and ventilation of a building is through the means of a chowk or inner courtyard or interior open space/duct, such open space shall be open to sky and of area at least 9.00 sq m and no side shall be less than 2.00m.   

(iii)  For all residential/institutional/industrial plots above 750 sq m, 5 % of the site area has to be developed as tot-lot/landscaped area and trees planted and maintained. Such organized open space could be in more than one location and shall be of regular shape.   

(iv)  In all plots 750 sq m and above, provision shall be made for earmarking an area of 3m X 3m for the purpose of sitting of public utilities like distribution transformer, etc. within the owner’s site.   

(v)  In case of plots 300 sq m and upto 750 sq m, it is permitted to transfer up to 1.00 m of setback from one side to the other side, and in case of plots above 750 sq m, it is permitted to transfer up to 2.00 m of setback, which needs to be uniform at any given point, subject to maintaining of minimum building envelop in the front.   


(i) The building requirements and standards other than heights and setbacks specified in the National Building Code of India, 2005 shall be complied with.   

(ii) Such buildings shall be undertaken by owners by engaging registered architects/ licensed technical personnel/builders/developers. The designs and building plans shall be countersigned by the owner, licensed developer, registered architect, licensed technical personnel who shall be responsible for the supervision, structural safety, earthquake safety, fire safety and specifications  compliance of such buildings. Buildings shall be designed for compliance with earth quake resistance and resisting other natural hazards. The Completion Certificate shall mention that the norms have been followed in the design and construction of buildings for making the buildings resistant to earthquake, compliance with structural safety and fire safety requirements.   

(iii)       The work of the building services like sanitation, plumbing, fire safety requirements, lifts, electrical installations, and other utility services shall be executed under the planning, design and supervision of qualified and competent technical personnel.   

(iv)  The parking requirements shall comply as given in these byelaws. The parking facilities and vehicles driveways etc. shall be maintained to the satisfaction of the Authority.   

(v) Provide for rain water harvesting/ recycling of waste water in the building.   

(vi) All public & private buildings used by the public shall be designed and constructed to provide facilities to the persons with disabilities as prescribed in the National Building Code of India, 2005 & Section E of Meghalaya Building Bye Laws 2011.   

(vii)  In all buildings irrespective of above height provisions, the requirements of parts of the building like size and area requirements of habitable rooms, kitchen, bathrooms and Water closets, other areas, corridor and staircase widths, service ducts, etc. shall conform to the  National Building Code of India,2005.   



44.1.1. The relevant provisions contained in the Factory Act. 1948 shall apply for the construction of factory buildings. The minimum internal height of workrooms shall not be less than 4.5 mt. measured from the floor level to the lowest point in the ceiling provided that this bye-law shall not apply to room intended for storage, godowns and the like purposes but only in rooms occupied by workers for purposes of manufacture.   
In case of small factories, employing less than 50 workers for purposes of manufacturing and carrying on a class of manufacturing covered under the flatted factories and service industries, the Authority may allow minimum height upto 3.60m.  

44.1.2.  Requirements of water supply, drainage and sanitary installation shall be as per National Building Code 2005 but in no case less than 1 W.C. and one urinal shall be permitted.   

44.1.3.  (i) Each working room shall be provided with adequate number of exits not less than two in number.   

(ii) No exit shall be less than 1.20 m in width and 2.10 m in height and doors of such exit shall be so arrange that it can be opened easily from inside.   

44.1.4.  No staircase, lobby corridors or passage shall be less than 1.20 m in width.  

44.1.5.  There shall be provided at all time for each person employed in any room of factory at least 3.50 sq. m of the floor space exclusive of that occupied by the machinery and a breathing space of at least 15 cum. (Further the provision of part VIII section 1 lighting and ventilation of National Building code of India shall be followed).   

44.1.6.  The effluent from industries (industrial and biological in nature) shall be treated and shall be of quality to the satisfaction of the concerned local bodies before letting out the same into a watercourse or municipal drain. 


45.1.  No basement or cellar room shall be designed, constructed, altered, converted or used for the purpose of study or instructions.  

45.2. The minimum size of a cellar room, study room or room used for purposes of instruction shall be 5.50m x 4.50m  and  no part  of such room  shall be distant more  than 7.50m from an external wall abutting on the requisite open space. Every such room shall have minimum ventilation to the extent of 1/5th of its floor area.  

45.3.  A minimum of 1.00 sq. m of net floor space per student shall be provided. A central shall will not be counted in the accommodation, nor will a class room for cookery, laundry, manual instruction, drawing or science. The number of students in such building shall be calculated on this basis for the purpose of this clause.   

45.4.  Every assembly room, gymnasium shall have a minimum clear height of 3.60 m except under a girder which may project 0.60 m below the required ceiling height. A clear internal height under balcony or a girder shall not be less than 3.00 m A minimum room height for classroom in all schools and other institutions shall not be less than 3.00 m. The minimum head room under beams shall be 2.75 m.   

45.5.  Exit requirements shall conform to National Building Code 2005. No door shall be less   than 1.20 m in width and 2.20 m in height.  

45.6.  Requirement of water supply, drainage and sanitary installation shall conform to National Building Code 2005.  


In addition to the requirements specified under Building byelaws, the following byelaws shall also be applicable.   

 46.1 Minimum Requirements: The following requirement shall be provided:  

46.1.1. The aggregate area of foyer exclusive of all passages shall be provided at every sitting-level at the rate of 0.1 sq.m per seat at that level, subject to minimum foyer width of 4.50 m.   

46.1.2 Entry and exit passages of minimum 3 meters width shall be provided.   

46.1.3.Water-room and snack-bar shall be provided.   

46.1.4.The booking-office shall always be so located that intending purchasers of tickets does not have to queue up in open space.  

46.2.  Plinth: The plinth shall be measured at the foyer level and it shall not be less than 0.45 m.   

46.3. Corridor: No landing, lobby, corridor or passage, not being an internal passage between and/or across rows of seats, intended for use as an exit; shall be less than 3m in width and there shall be no recess or projections in the walls of such passages or corridors within 1.80m of the ground.  

46.4.  Doors: The auditorium doors shall be provided at the rate of not less than one door of a dimension of 1.50 m in width and 2.10 m in clear height for every 150 seats or part thereof. All outside doors for the use of the public shall be made to open outwards and in such manner that when opened, they shall not obstruct any gangway, passage, stairway or landing. These doors shall be provided in such a way that they open in aisles or cross-aisles provided under these byelaws.   

46.5.   Balcony, its height, floor of an auditorium and arrangement of seats:  

46.5.1. The height of the bottom balcony of the gallery shall be less than 3m from the floor of the auditorium.   

46.5.2.  The clear distance between the backs of two successive rows shall not be less than 1m. But for seats with rocking backs it may be 0.90m.   

46.5.3.  The minimum width of balcony steps shall be 0.80m provided that for the front and rear steps this distance shall be 0.90m.   

46.5.4.  The minimum height of the roof or ceiling at the highest steps of the balcony shall be 3.00m and at no place the distance between the nodding and the lowest projection ray shall be less than 2.40m.  

46.5.5. The minimum width of the seat shall be 0.50m provided that 25 percent of the total seats may permit upto the width of 0.45m to adjust the staggering of the seats. The width of the seats shall be measured from centre of hand rails or arm rests.  

46.6.  Aisles: Clear aisles not less than 1.20m in width shall be formed at right angles to the line of seating in such number and manner that no seat shall be more than 3.80m away from any aisles measured in the line of seating. Where all these aisles do not directly meet the exit doors, cross aisles shall be provided in such number and manner that no row of seats shall be more than 7 meters away from cross-aisles. The width of cross aisles shall be 1.20m provided further that in computing the number of cross-aisles, the door connecting the aisles with foyer shall be considered as cross-aisles.   

Explanation: The first cross-aisles in such a case shall be provided after the fourteen rows from the door.   

(i)  Sanitary Accommodations:    

(ii)  Water closet at the rate one for 100 seats or part thereof and urinals at the rate of two for 75 seats or part thereof, at each seating level shall be provided.   

(iii)   One wash-basin for every 200 seats or part thereof shall be provided.   (iv)   The above conveniences shall be suitably apportioned between two sexes.   

(v) Such water-closet and urinals shall be in accessible location and shall be provided with signs plainly indicating their purpose and the sex for which they are meant.   

46.7.   Visibility requirement:  

46.7.1. The seat nearest to the screen shall not be nearer than the effective width of the normal picture (ratio 1:1.33). This distance shall be ¾ in case of cinema scope and other wide angles techniques and one half in case of 70 mm presentations.  

46.7.2.  The elevation of the balcony seats shall be such that line of sight is not inclined more than 30O to the horizontal.  

46.7.3.  The seats should preferably be staggered side-ways in relation to those in front, so that a spectator in any rows is not looking directly over the head of the person immediately in front of him.  

46.7.4. The position and height of the screen shall be regulated in such a way that the maximum angle of the line of vision from the front seat to the top of the screen shall not exceed 50.  

46.8. Ventilation : Every auditorium shall be lighted and ventilated by doors, ventilators and windows abutting on an interior or exterior open space which shall not be less than 1/5th of the total floor area provided that if exhaust fans are installed or if the auditorium is air-conditioned, the requirement of this clause may be suitably relaxed.  

46.9.   Minimum Requirement of Stairs:   

46.9.1.  Except where otherwise provided under these Regulations/bye-laws the minimum clear width of all the stairs shall be 1.50m.   

46.9.2.  No stair-case shall have a flight of more than 15 steps or less than 3 steps   and width of the landing between such flights shall be of the same width of the stair-case. The tread of the step shall not be less than 30 cms. The riser shall not be higher than 10 cms

46.9.3.  No space less than 2.40m in height shall be allowed under the floor of auditorium.  
46.9.4.  Except for a double-decker-cinema or theatre, the access to the auditorium from the ground floor, if it is on upper floor or on stilts shall be provided by not less than three stairs: two of which shall be exit stairs. The clear width of these next stairs shall not be less than 2m.   
46.9.5.  The access to balcony floor from auditorium floor shall be provided by not less than three stairs, two of which shall be exit stairs provided that if one exit stair is to be provided instead of two, its minimum width shall be 2.40m.  

46.9.6  In case of double-decker cinema or theatre:   
- The access to upper class auditorium from ground floor shall be provided by at least three stairs out of which two shall be exit stairs with minimum clear width of 2 Mts.  - The access to lower class auditorium from ground floor shall be provided by at least two stairs, one of which shall be exit stair.   

46.10. No permission shall be given for converting existing air-conditioned cinema theatre into non-air-conditioned cinema theatre.    



47.   Applicability:

These byelaws are applicable to all private and public buildings (proposed and existing) used by the public and shall not be restricted to a single floor or storey but shall allow free & full accessibility to the entire building.

48.   Definitions:  

48.1 Non-Ambulatory Disabilities: Impairment that regardless of cause or manifestation, for all practical purpose, confines individuals to wheelchairs

48.2  Semi-Ambulatory Disabilities: Impairments that cause individuals with difficulty or insecurity, individuals using braces or crutches, arthritis, and those with pulmonary and cardiac ills may be semi-ambulatory.

48.3  Hearing Disabilities: Deafness or hearing handicaps that might make individual insecure in public area because he is unable to communicate or hear warning signals.  

48.4  Sight Disabilities: Total blindness or impairments affecting sight to the extent that the individuals functioning in public areas in insecure or exposed to 48.5  Wheel Chair: Chair used by disabled people for mobility. The standard size of the wheel chair shall be taken as 1050mm x 750mm.

50. Guiding/Warning Floor Materials: The floor materials to guide or warn the visually impaired persons with a change of colour or material with different texture and easily distinguishable from the rest of the surrounding floor materials is called guiding warning floor materials. The materials with different texture give audible signals with sensory warning when a person moves on this surface with walking stick. It is meant to give the directional effect or warn a person when at critical places.  

51. Visual Signage: Appropriate identification of specific facilities within a building for the persons with disabilities should be done with proper signage. Visually impaired persons make use of other senses such as hearing and touch to compensate for the lack of vision, whereas visual signals benefit those with hearing disabilities.  Signs should be designed and located so that they are easily readable by using suitable letter size (not less than 20 mm) high. For visually impaired persons, information board in Braille on the wall at a suitable height and it should be possible to approach them closely. To ensure safe walking there should not be any protruding sign which creates construction in walking. Public address system may also be provided in busy public areas.   The symbols/information/should be in contrasting colour and properly illuminated because people with limited vision may be able to differentiate amongst primary colours.

52. Site Planning: To accommodate the persons with disabilities and elderly people each building and its site should be planned and designed as an integral unit from the very beginning of the design process.  51.1 Walks and Paths: Walking should be smooth, hard level surface suitable for walking and wheeling. The minimum walkway width should be 1200 mm. and for moderate two ways traffic should be 1650 mm -1800 mm. Longitudinal walk gradient should be 3 to 5 % (30 mm to 0.50 mm in meter). When walk exceed 60 meter in length it is desirable to provide rest area adjacent to walk at convenient intervals with space for bench seats. For comfort the seat should be between 350 mm to 425 heights but not over 450 mm.  Texture change in walkways adjacent to sitting will be desirable for blind persons.  

51.2   Parking: For parking of vehicles the following provisions shall be made: -  

51.2.1.  Surface parking for two car spaces shall be provided near entrance for the persons with disabilities with maximum travel distance of 30 m from building entrance.

51.2.2.  The width of parking shall be a minimum of 3.60 m  51.2.3.  The information stating that the space is reserved for wheel chair users shall be conspicuously displayed.   

51.2.4.  Guiding floor materials shall be provided for a device, which guides visually impaired persons with audible signals, or other devices, which served the same purpose, shall be provided.   51.3.   Building requirements:  The specified facilities for the building for persons with disabilities shall be as follows:-  1.  Approached to plinth level. 2.   Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for the handicapped. 3.   Stairways. 4.   Lift. 5.   Toilet. 6.   Drinking water.

51.4  Approach to plinth level: Every building should have at least one entrance accessible to the disabled and shall be indicated by proper signage. This entrance shall be approached through a ramp together with the stepped entry.

51.5.  Ramped Approached: Shall be finished with non-slip materials. Minimum width of ramp shall be 1000 mm with maximum gradient 1:12 length of ramp shall not exceed 9.0 m having 800 mm. high handrails on both sides.

51.6  Exit/Entrance Door: Minimum clear opening of the entrance door shall be 900mm.

51.7 Entrance Landing: Entrance landing shall be provided adjacent to ramp with a minimum dimension of 1800 mm x 2000 mm. finishes shall have a non-slip surface with a texture traversable by a wheel chair.  51.8 Corridor connecting the entrance/exit for the handicapped: The corridor shall be provided as follows: -  (a) “Guiding floor materials’ shall be provided for device than emit sound to guide visually impaired persons.   (b)  The minimum width shall be 1500 mm.  (c)  In case of level difference, slope ways shall be provided with a slope of 1:2.  (d)  Handrails shall be provided for ramps /slope ways.  51.9 Stairways: One of the stairways near the entrance/exit for the disabled shall have the following provisions:-

(a)  The minimum width shall be 1350 mm.  

(b)  Height of riser shall not be more than 150 mm.

(c)  Maximum number of riser on flight shall be 12.  

(d)  Handrails shall be provided on both sides.   

51.10  Lifts: Wherever lifts is required as per bye-laws, provision for at least 1 lift shall be made for the wheel chair user with the following cage dimensions of lift recommended for passengers lifts of 13 persons capacity.    Clear internal depth -1100 mm     Clear internal width -2000 mm.     Entrance door width -900 mm.

(a) A handrail not less than 600 mm long at 900mm – 1000 mm above floor level shall be fixed adjacent to the control panel

(b) The lift lobby shall be of minimum 1800mm x 1800 mm or more.  

(c) The time of an automatically closing door should be minimum of 5 seconds and the closing sipped should not exceed 0.25 metre/sec.  

(d) The Cage interior should be provided with a device that audibly indicates the floor the cage has reached and indicates that the cage door for entrance/exit is either open or closed.

51.11 Toilets: - One special W.C. in a set of toilet shall be provided for the use of disabled with essential provision of wash basin near the entrances for the handicapped. The minimum size of a toilet shall be 1500 mm x 1750 mm. The minimum clear opening of the door shall be 900 mm and the door shall swing out. Suitable arrangement of vertical horizontal handrails with 50 mm clearance from wall shall be made in the toilet. The W.C. seat shall be 500 mm from the floor.  51.12  Drinking Water: Suitable provision of drinking water shall be made for the disabled near the special toilet provided for them.

51.13  Designing for Children: In the buildings meant for the pre-dominant use of the children, it will be necessary to suitably alter the height of the handrails and other fittings and fixtures etc.   



52. General Requirement: Such developments shall be considered where the site is developed together with building constructions and all amenities and facilities and not disposed as open plots.

52.1. All Group Development Schemes, Group Housing Scheme / Cluster Housing Scheme applications shall in addition to the requirements under these byelaws, be accompanied by:

52.1.1.  A Services and Utilities Plan as per standards for water supply system, drainage and storm water disposal system, sewerage system , rain water harvesting structures, and for other utilities. 

52.1.2.  A landscaping plan including rain water harvesting/ water recycling details.

52.1.3.  Parking & internal Circulation Plan along with Common pool parking area plan, if any.

52.1.4.  The minimum plot size of EWS/LIG category = 75 sq m.

52.1.5.  The minimum plot size of MIG category = 240 sq m. The above shall be drawn on suitable scale with relevant details.   

52.2. The minimum plot size for Group Housing Schemes and Group development Schemes shall be 4000 sq m.

52.3. In case of housing in large plots or blocks, the proposals should be promoted with the immediate improvement of the accessibility of the site from the nearest main road by way of an approved Road Development Plan by the Authority with a minimum width of 9 m which should be implemented by the licensed developer within a period of three years.

52.4. All Group Housing Schemes/ Group Development Schemes/ Cluster housing / Residential Enclaves and row type development schemes shall be developed with complete infrastructure facilities and amenities as stated at (a) and (b) above. At least 25% of the land and dwelling units should be earmarked for LIG and EWS category.

52.5. The guidelines and requirements as given in the National Building Code for Low Cost Housing / Government orders shall be followed.


Group Housing Schemes are reckoned as Apartment blocks in two or more blocks. These could be high-rise or simple walk-up units. Group Development Schemes are reckoned as Building in two or more blocks in a campus or site, and could be normal height buildings or high-rise blocks or combination of both.

53.1.  The open spaces/setbacks for such type of development shall be as follows:    


Height of building
Distance to be maintained from
periphery to building block
Distance between
two  blocks
Up to 3 floors 3 m 2 m
4 floors 4 m

3 m


53.2. Common amenities and facilities like shopping center, community hall or center / club house etc. are required to be provided in up to 5 % of the area and shall be planned and developed in cases where the units are above50  in number and not be part of the residential blocks.

53.3. A through public access road of 9 m width with 2-lane black-topped is to be developed on any one side at the periphery/ as per suitability and feasibility for the convenience of accessibility of other sites and lands located in the interior

53.4. In case of blocks up to 12 m height, access through pathways of 6m width branching out from the internal roads/loop road would be allowed. All internal roads and pathways shall be developed as per standards. 53.5.  Minimum of 10 % of site area shall be earmarked for organised open space and be utilized as  greenery,   tot lot or soft landscaping, etc. and shall be  provided over and above the mandatory open spaces. This space may be in one or more pockets.  


54.1. Minimum site area : 1000 sq m Maximum site area  4000 sq.m

54.2. Minimum size of individual plots for row houses : 50 sq m.  Not more than 8 plots shall be developed in a row.  Separation between two blocks shall not be less than 6 mt, which may be an open space or an alley  Only internal staircase would be allowed.

54.3. Minimum width of internal roads: 9 m ;  Internal cul-de-sac road 6m with max. length 50 mt. is allowed

54.4. Minimum open space : 10 % of site area

54.5. Minimum setbacks: Front 3m ; Rear 1.8 m  The setbacks in a row can be interchangeable.  

54.5.  In case of very large projects more than 5 acres, common amenities and facilities like shopping center, community hall/club house etc. are required to be provided in 5 % of the area.  


55.1. Minimum site area: 1000 sq m Maximum site area  4000 sq.m

55.2. Minimum plot size for cluster house: 25 sq m with maximum number of 20 houses in a cluster

55.3. Minimum size of cluster open space: 36 sq m with a minimum width of 6m

55.4. Minimum access road to the Cluster Housing Complex: 9 m   Internal access may be through pedestrian paths of 6 m

55.6. Minimum space between two clusters: 6m which may be utilized as pathway/alley

55.7. Building setbacks: No setbacks are needed for interior clusters as the lighting and ventilation is either from the central open space of cluster and the surrounding pedestrian pathway/ access road of the cluster. However, interior courtyards may be provided for larger plots and building areas to facilitate lighting and ventilation. For end clusters sides that are abutting peripheral thoroughfare roads, setback shall be as given in Table X. 


56.1.  These would be allowed as gated development that are exclusive housing areas with common compound wall with access control through gates and having their own facilities and amenities. The housing units may comprise of row houses, semi-detached, detached or Apartment blocks or a mix or combination of the above. The building requirements would be as per the given type of housing.

56.2. Residential enclaves would be permitted only in those sites that give through access of minimum 9 m peripheral road for the neighbouring plots or lands that are located in the interior. They would be governed by good design standards and not impinging on the overall accessibility and circulation network of the area.

56.3. Minimum size of site: 4000 sq m. Maximum size of site 10.00 hectares in Greater Shillong Planning Area and 5.00 hectares in other towns.

56.4. Size of plots and height permissible: as per type of housing and requirements as given above for the respective type of housing.

56.5. Minimum Common Open space: 10 % of site area.

56.6. Building setbacks: As per type of housing & requirements given above for the said type of housing and as per Table X.

56.7. Internal Road requirements:  • 9.0 to 18 m for main internal approach roads;  • 9 m for other internal roads and  • 8 m for cul-de-sacs roads between 50-100 m  length • 9 m for looped roads