The Haryana government has decided to discard the "first come first serve" policy and instead use auction as the only mode for grant of licences for group housing and commercial colonies.
It was also decided to restrict the grant of such licences only in those areas for which final development plan stands published.
"In this policy, the date of publication of Final Development Plan shall be the effective date for acceptance and consideration of licence applications. All the 140 pending applications for group housing colonies in Gurugram, Sohna, Faridabad, Sonepat, Panipat, Pinjore and Panchkula and 68 pending applications for commercial colonies in Gurugram and Panchkula shall be returned along with scrutiny fee and all other fees deposited with these applications," an official release said here today.
The Department of Town and Country Planning had earlier been granting the licences for developing commercial colonies and residential group housing colonies respectively in 3.5 per cent and 20 per cent of the net planned area of every residential sector under the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and Rules thereof on "First Come First Serve" basis, the release said.
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