Getting set for regularising constructions notified

Author : Vidhya Anbu Durai

Online window open for six-months

Tamil Nadu government notified rules and regulations for regularising the unauthorised constructions completed on or before July 1, 2007, under Section 113-  C of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, applications have been opened in the online website for six months for regularising such buildings, provided they conform to various parameters.

According to an official notification released it is said that building constructed on or before July 1, 2007 alone can enrol in this website for regularising, also they ought to be in conformity with the Civil Aviation Regulations, the Coastal Zone Regulations, the Defence Regulations, Hill Area Rules and the Tamil Nadu Nuclear Installations Regulations, among others.

The unauthorised buildings in Red Hills Catchment Area and the Aquifer Recharge Area in Chennai Metropolitan area cannot be regularised.  Also government says that demolishing all the unauthorised buildings will not be feasible.  “A building with any encroachment, including aerial encroachment on to a public road or street or any government/local authority owned lands including water bodies, open spaces reserved as parks and playgrounds in Master Plan or Detailed Development Plan or New Town Development Plan or approved layouts, shall not be considered for exemption”, the notification said.

The applicants are expected to pay charges for normal development charges, Premium Floor Space Index area, Parking and OSR violation charges and general regularisation penalty.  The protocols have been framed on the basis of the recommendations of the Justice Rajeswaran Committee, which was constituted by the Tamil Nadu government to make the Section 113-C of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1971.

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