The Master Plan of Coimbatore was prepared by LPA, approved by the Government in Go.Ms.No.661, H&UD Dept; dt.12.10.1994, being enforced by the LPA. The Master Plan is reviewed with the consent of the Government in Go.Ms.No.22,H&UD DEPT; dt.27.1.2011. The total extent of the Local Planning Area is 1276sqkms with a population of 14, 34,607 as per 1991 Census. The LPA area includes Coimbatore Corporation, 1 Township, 31 Town Panchayats and 55 Revenue Villages spread over in Coimbatore, Palladam and Mettupalayam taluks. The decadal growth of population is decreasing from 15% in 1991 to 10.54% in 2011. The percentage of working force in agriculture is less than 1% and the total working force is 38.90% in 2011. The gross density is 115 persons per hec. The developed area is 75.9%, out of which residential use predominates 78.76%.