DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
Haryana government on Friday amended Affordable Housing Policy 2013 under the provisions of Section 9A of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act and any other corresponding statute governing development of affordable group housing colonies.
According to the amendment, “In any residential sector not more than 15 acre area under residential zone can be allowed for projects under this policy. However, the additional limit of 5 acres alongwith the remaining area, if any, out of the 10 acre area limit, in each sector shall be allotted through a public notice giving window of two months time inviting applications for remaining area to be made available under this Affordable Group Housing Scheme. A spokesman of the Town and Country Planning Department said that all the pending licence applications within the existing 10 acre limits available for various sectors will be decided as per the provisions of existing Affordable Group Housing Policy parameters-2013.
If no application has been received even for present 10 acres limit in any sector or applications have been received for less than permissible 10 acres limit in each sector, the present system of considering the application of any applicant without any specific time window will be continue, he added.