Harayana to grant ‘CLU’ in 45 days
The government of Harayana has decided to grant permission for Change of Land Use (CLU) within 45 days, if the application is complete in all aspects. Presently, CLU permission is granted within 60 days in case of industries and 90 days in other cases.
An official spokesperson of Department of Town and Country Planning, nodal agency for ensuring regulated urban development of the state, said the decision will encourage the people to obtain CLU permission and help reduce unauthorized construction that comes up without CLU.
The department grants CLU permission for residential/ industrial/ commercial/institutional/ farm house/ recreational use under the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963 and its rules, 1965. The Act lays down that CLU permission is to be granted within 60 days in case of industries and 90 days in other cases.
In order to prevent unauthorised construction and regulate planned urban development, the department declares controlled areas around towns and public institutions and prepares their development plans under provision of the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963, he said.
At present one-fourth area of the state has been declared as controlled area. The CLU permission is required before executing any project in the controlled area. The policies of the department aim at encouraging a healthy competition among various private developers and public sector entities for integrated planned urban development, the spokesman said.