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Streamlining Site Suitability Assessment for Residential Development

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Assessing the site suitability for residential development is a common and crucial task in urban planning worldwide. Urban planners evaluate proposed residential constructions to ensure they comply with local regulations and meet parameters set by planning authorities. Factors such as setbacks, lot coverage, height restrictions, design guidelines, and neighborhood compatibility are considered to determine the suitability of a site for constructing private houses.

Geometa promotes the digitalization of urban planning services and offers tools to streamline and automate the assessment process. Through data analysis, document generation, and seamless interaction with government systems, Geometa improves efficiency, reduces administrative burdens, and enhances transparency.

The module provided by Geometa enables authorities to expedite decision-making by automatically evaluating the site’s suitability for proposed residential constructions. Functioning through a comprehensive two-step analytical check, the module initially evaluates the spatial relationships between various objects. Subsequently, it compares the declared values of parameters with the allowable intervals.

Checking for non-compliance

The module incorporates several essential criteria for evaluation. Currently, it offers checks for the following parameters:

  • Compliance with the prescribed construction area standards in relation to the size of the land plot.
  • Adherence to setback regulations and the absence of encroachment on restricted zones.
  • Conformance to zoning regulations and adherence to designated territorial zones and subzones.
  • Compliance with prescribed height and number of stories as outlined in the relevant planning guidelines.
  • Adherence to the prescribed setback distances from the left, right, rear, and front boundaries of the land plot.
  • Alignment with the intended type of permitted use in accordance with regional planning regulations.

Importantly, the module can be customized to fit specific urban planning requirements and local regulations.

Previously, assessments relied on manual comparisons, but Geometa’s module automates the process, generating comprehensive reports. If there are no inconsistencies, planners can submit notifications confirming the site’s suitability for residential development. If non-compliance is found, the system generates pre-filled notices with justifications.

Inspection result

By adopting Geometa’s module, urban planning practices benefit from improved decision-making, reduced manual efforts, and increased accuracy and efficiency in assessing the site suitability for residential development.

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