Appeal made to people not to purchase sites in unapproved layouts

The Local Planning Authority (LPA) here has issued notices to seven unauthorised constructions in the city.

LPA Member Secretary G. Eswaran told presspersons here on Thursday that four commercial buildings at Vadavalli, a multi-storeyed residential building and a bungalow at Kalapatti, and an old-age home at Uppilipalayam were constructed without obtaining permission from the LPA. The notices were issued on Wednesday.

One of the commercial structures at Vadavalli which had not obtained permission had 12,000 sq. ft. built-up area, the other had approval for 780 sq. ft. but had four floors of construction, another building did not have side set-back space and the fourth one had more than 4,000 sq. ft. built-up area but no permission.

The old-age home was more than 20,000 sq. ft. but did not seem to have any permission.

The multi-storeyed residential project was more than 23,700 sq. ft. but had no permission and the independent house was more than 10,800 sq. ft. without permission.

The recipients of the notices should reply in 30 days. They could go in for appeal against the notice or demolish the violated construction and obtain permission, Mr. Eswaran said.

Action

The LPA would continue action against unauthorised constructions here.

It also appealed to the public not to purchase sites in unapproved layouts, or those in the fringe areas that had panchayat approval.

Action would be taken against such layouts in the LPA area, he said.

Mr. Eswaran said the LPA received 3,000 objections and suggestions to the Coimbatore Master Plan and these would be studied in 20 days and submitted to the State Government and the District Collector.

The LPA would also expedite the approval process and would provide a reply to the applicants within two weeks of receiving the application. It would finalise the list of pending applications every week on Friday and provide the status details on its website.

Public would be able to meet the LPA officials on all working days to submit grievances about their applications, he said.

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