CM approves Change of Land Use policy

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal has approved the policy for grant of Change of Land Use (CLU) permission for commercial purpose in municipal areas of the state.

While stating this here today, Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain said that the policy would be applicable in the residential and commercial sector.

She said that the applicant could submit an application for the setting up of a single entity like shop and showroom. The Town and Country Planning Department would invite applications for a commercial licence within and outside municipal limit and CLU application for the area within the MC limit for the commercial component. The Town and Country Planning Department after receipt of the application falls within the MC limit, forward the same to this office for processing. The Urban Local Bodies Department accordingly examine the application for the controlled area falling within MC limit and successful applicants would be asked to participate in the auction.

Jain said that in commercial sector or belt, there are no capping on the commercial component, therefore in these areas within MC limit, the applicant could submit an application as per the CLU procedure notified by the Urban Local Bodies Department. She said that the policy would only be applicable where the land under the single ownership is less than 1000 square metre and the proposal is for single unit involving no sub-division. The minimum area of the site would be 200 square metre and the maximum area would be 1000 square metre, she added.

She said that the site should be in a compact block and the location of the site should be in conformity with the Development Plan proposals. Apart from this, the site should be located in a developed sector and approachable from existing 12 mtr wide road or above.

While referring to the ground coverage, permissible basement, floor area ratio and maximum permissible height, she said that the plot area should be minimum 200 sq. mtr. and maximum 1000 sq. mtr. and the maximum permissible ground coverage should be 60 percent. While the permissible basement and maximum permissible height would be unrestricted, the maximum permissible floor area ratio would be 175 percent. She said that the ground coverage and floor area ratio is subject to the fulfilment of the parking norms or requirement.

Jain said that the applicant would provide the public amenities like portable drinking water and toilets within the building area. Where services have not been provided or reached to the applicant’s site, the owners would have to make their own arrangement to provide these public amenities. She said that the fee or charges included scrutiny fee at the rate of Rs 10 per Sq. mtr., conversion charges at the prevailing rate of the commercial use, External Development Charges at the prevailing rate for the commercial use and any other fee or charges as determined by the Director General, Urban Local Bodies Department.

She said that the applicant would be required to provide parking within the site area at the rate of 1.0 Equivalent Car Space (ECS) for every 50 Sq. meters of the covered area. She said that the applicant would submit affidavits that he would not sub-divide the site in any circumstances, would not use the site or building for any other purpose other than allowed use and would not sell the CLU granted site or building as a whole or any part of it, in any circumstances upto 10 years from the date of the issuance of the permission.

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