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Policy formulated to develop land pockets

The Haryana government has formulated a comprehensive policy for the planned development of leftover land pockets like un-licensed, non-acquired or released areas located in developed sectors.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2012 00:53 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government has formulated a comprehensive policy for the planned development of leftover land pockets like un-licensed, non-acquired or released areas located in developed sectors.

The development work can be done through either grant of licence under Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 or approval of town planning scheme under municipal acts.

The policy would benefit the Gurgaon region as well as a number of pockets in the sectors earmarked in Gurgaon Manesar Urban Complex 2025 which are still to be developed.

Development of urban areas in a planned manner is undertaken by various public and private agencies as per the provisions of notified development plans in various towns of the state. The private sector can obtain licence for development of colonies under the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975. The public sector undertakes acquisition of land for the purpose of undertaking development of such colonies.

Thus in any given sector, several public and private sector agencies may simultaneously engage in development work. It has been observed that there are several leftover land pockets which are either unacquired or released from acquisition proceedings or have remained unlicensed since they do not independently fulfill the area norms prescribed for grant of licences.

Such leftover pockets face the threat of unauthorised construction or colonisation since no licence can be granted for such pockets. These pockets do not fulfill area norms and the public sector development agencies do not consider it viable to acquire such scattered land pockets.

There is a felt need to curtail area norms. There is also a need for policy parameters to be made uniformly applicable for development of colonies for such leftover land pockets by private sector under the provisions of Act 8 of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 as well as for approval of town planning schemes under the municipal act for such sites located in developed sectors falling within the municipal limits.

Accordingly, planning parameters have been formulated to allow planned development of such released or unlicensed or unacquired pockets falling in the developed sectors.