A group of residents from Kumaresan Nagar under ward 19 submitted a petition to Mayor A.L. Subramanian on Tuesday urging him to stop move by an individual to convert the public utility land into housing plots and sell them

The petitioners said the housing plots of Kumaresan Nagar, approved by the Local Planning Authority vide permission R.S. No. 366 and Local Planning lay out number 93 / 79, had a space meant for public utility.

However, this space has been converted into housing plots and the smaller plots have been put on sale by an individual, which was against the permission given by the corporation as well as by the Local Planning Authority.

The corporation should take steps to establish a park on this land, said the petitioners led by P. Rajadurai of the Residents' Welfare Association.