Vellore LPA

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Vellore Corporation

1 Corporation 16 Villages

LPA Villages


(Excluding Reserved Forest)

Reserve Forests


Town Panchayats


Total LPA Area
314.07 Sq.Km

Total LPA Population


Corporation Area
87.91 Sq.Km (28% of LPA)

Corporation Population


5.96% of area holds 75%  of population currently

Population Density – LPA
2,100/ Sq.Km

Population Density – Corporation

Sex Ratio

Literacy Rate

(2011 Census)

Water Bodies covering 14.61%  having an area of 45.9 Sq.Km

3 Reserved Forests and Hillock covering  15.80% having an area of 49.64 Sq.Km

Active Agricultural Land – 113.43 Sq.Km ( 36.11%)

Master Plan

What is a Master Plan?

The Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, an Act to provide for planning the development and use of rural and urban land in the State of TamilNadu, states the Master Plan may provide for any or all of the following matters:

the manner in which the land in the planning area shall be used;

the allotment or reservation of land for residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural purposes and for parks, play-fields and open spaces;

the allotment and reservation of land for public buildings, institutions and for civic amenities;

the allotment and reservation of land for public buildings, institutions and for civic amenities;

the traffic and transportation pattern and traffic circulation pattern;

• the major road and street improvements;

the areas reserved for future development, expansion and for new housing;

the provision for the improvement of areas of bad layout or obsolete development and slum areas and for relocation of population;

• the amenities, services and utilities;

the provision for detailed development of specific areas for housing, shopping, industries and civic amenities and educational and cultural facilities;

the control of architectural features, elevation and frontage of buildings and structures;

the provision for regulating the zone, the location, height, number of storeys and size of buildings and other structures, the size of the yards and other open spaces and the use of buildings, structures and land;

the stages by which the Master Plan shall be carried out; and such other matters as may be prescribed.


Vellore Master Planning Proposals


The Master plan is a statutory document that provides a guideline for future growth of town in a sustainable way over a plan period of 20 to 30 years. In Tamil Nadu Master Plan is prepared with the legislative support of Tamil Nadu Town and Country planning Act 1971. The Master plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a town’s economy, housing, transportation, physical infrastructure, social infrastructure. It is based on public input, surveys, planning initiatives, existing development, physical characteristics, and social and economic conditions. Finally the proposed Land use map is prepared on the basis of future requirements and proposals.

  • As the Master Plan is the document that prescribes land use, development control and building regulations, and policy recommendations that are adopted by different government departments, it plays a crucial role in defining the direction of growth of the city.

  • The Master Plan is important for investors and businesses to identify priority areas of interest and ensure that the development is in line with the government’s vision.

  • More importantly, the Master Plan is important to every citizen as the city’s growth affects everyday matters like the use of natural resources, transport, health, inclusivity, safety, quality of life, access to green spaces, vibrant public spaces, etc

Vellore Local Planning Area comprises of 1 Municipal Corporation, 2 Town Panchayats, 40 Revenue villages and 2 Reserve Forest & 1 Plantation Forest

The Vellore Local Planning Area was notified under section 10(1) of Town and Country Planning Act 1971, in GO.Ms. No. 1086 RD & LA dated 23.4.74 and the above notification was confirmed and declared under section 10(4) of Town and Country Planning Act in G.O.Ms.No. 2110, RD & LA, dated. 27.09.74. The Local Planning area was constituted under section 11(1) of T & CP Act in G.O.Ms. No 1138, RD & LA, dated 07.06.1976. The present Master Plan has been prepared and consented in G.O Ms No H & UD Department dt.08.01.83 and approved in G.O. Ms No 399 H &UD Department dt 29.06.92. The Government appointed the concern District Collector as Chairman and Regional Deputy Director of Town and Country Planning as member secretary in composite Local Planning Authorities in G.O. Ms.No 759 H & UD [UD(IV)] Department, dt 01.09.93 and also in GO Ms. No 188 H & UD [UD 4(3)] Department dt 25.04.2000.

As per G.O.Ms.No.49, H&UD Department, Dated.25.02.2011 modified master plan for Vellore Local Planning area – Approved under Section 28 of Tamilnadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 (Tamilnadu Act 35 of 1972).

The Intention to add additional area to Vellore Local Planning Area, with a view to control and channelize the development and growth in Vellore and the surrounding villages was declared by issuing the G.O.(Ms).No.172 on 03.07.2013. This was issued under section 10(1) of the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 by the Housing and Urban Development Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

The Intention notified additional area were confirmed as part of the Vellore LPA under section 10(4) of the the Tamil Nadu Town and Country Planning Act, 1971 by issuing a G.O. (Ms). No. 172, on 17.10.2016 by the Housing and Urban Development Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

  • The Master Plan is available in the form of reports and maps in the Downloads section of this website. (

  • High resolution printed maps and report are available for viewing at:

    • District Town and Country Planning Office, Vellore

No. The Property Tax is calculated based on the annual rental value of the building/ site situated in a particular zone or ward. This is inturn based on the basic value fixed by the Municipality.

The Master Plan, however, proposes various Land Use classification to have an integrated phase-wise and holistic development both for the Government and the general public.