HERITAGE BUILDINGS & PRECINCTS MUMBAI
A CONSERVATION MANUAL FOR OWNERS & OCCUPIERS
“Heritage Buildings & Precincts Mumbai: A conservation manual for Owners * Occupiers” is available for reference and purchase at UDRI Resource Centre.
This booklet is a guide to understanding the need for the protection and restoration of heritage buildings and precincts. The Maharashtra Government was the first Government in the country to recognise that without that legislation/regulation there can be no effective preservation. Bombay was the first city to have the benefit of Heritage Regulations, and information of the listed buildings and precincts is available in a schedule list annexed to Maharashtra Government Notification No. DCR 1090/3197/RDP/ UD- II dated 21st April 1995, published by Government in a book called “Heritage Regulations for Greater Bombay “. This regulation came into force on 1st June 1995. There are 574 buildings including several forts, 14 milestones and 18 precincts including some open spaces listed in Greater Bombay. This list is a register recording the finest of Bombay’s buildings and precincts. They include individual buildings, maidans, milestones and groups of buildings within a precinct. Not all the items in the lists are what we might conventionally think of as beautiful or attractive – some are included purely for their historical value or because of their association with people and events.
The inclusion of a building in the heritage list does not mean that development is not permitted. It only means that an expert inter – disciplinary group determines what suitable development is allowed within the framework of the Heritage Regulations of 1995 .
This booklet is designed to answer only general queries. If you have other more detailed questions you should contact the Deputy Municipal Architect, Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee, Office of the Chief Engineer (DP) Municipal Head Office Extension, 6th floor, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400001
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What is this booklet about?
- What is a heritage building?
- Why does one list?
- How is listing done?
- What are the criteria for listing?
- GUIDELINE FOR LISTED BUILDINGS
- What are the restrictions and changes allowed in listed buildings?
- Are there special guidelines for religious buildings?
- Are there any special incentives for owners and occupiers of heritage buildings?
- Are there any special incentives for buildings which fall within a heritage building precinct?
- CHARACTER OF A HERITAGE PRECINCT
- What is a heritage precinct?
- Defining a precinct and buildings within it
- Elements to be conserved in a precinct
- Details of specific precincts
- MAINTENANCE GUIDE FOR HERITAGE BUILDINGS
- Use of materials in restoration and repair
- Guidelines for periodic maintenance
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- Special note on heritage regulations
- Who is authorised to give heritage NOCs?
- Where do you apply for heritage permissions?
- Who can apply for heritage permission and what are the required documents?
- Who can repair cessed and non – cessed building?
- GLOSSARY OF TERMS
- Rules and regulations
- Where are these publications available
- URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH INISTITUTE
- A Note on UDRI
- UDRI publications
- MAP OF MUMBAI