Evolving Local Area Plan Mechanism for Commercial Precincts with Heritage Value in Core City: Manek Chowk precinct. (Integrating Spatial Planning and Urban Design aspects)
Local Area Plan is a relatively new statutory planning mechanism, which has now enabled micro-level planning of existing, developed urban areas. This LAP mechanism is envisaged primarily as an incentive based approach to improve connectivity, land utilization, infrastructure and urban form of an existing urban area. The LAP mechanism has a large potential of being used for two broad purposes: (a) planned improvement of existing urban areas through incentivized redevelopment & infill (b) Planned improvement and conservation of older urban areas with heritage value.