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Planning permission should be exhibited visibly in buildings: Madras High Court

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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has directed the civic authorities to ensure that the planning permission is visibly exbihited in all buildings.

The first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh, passing orders on PILs relating to unauthorised constructions and deviation in buildings, said “the approved plan should be available on the website of the corporation for any building”.

The party which has to carry on construction should be mandated to display the plan at the site specifying the user, in case of both CMDA and the corporation, it should be ensured that such display is not placed in such a manner as to only meet a formality, but should be clearly visible.

The matter relates to an un authorized construction in the Harrington Road here, where one Dr V I Mathan and five others have filed a PIL seeking to demolish the construction.

The bench made it clear that it shall be the responsibility of the concerned officer to ensure that the unauthorised constructor brings the building in conformity with the sanctioned plan or any compoundable limit thereon.

The bench directed the Corporation authorities to ensure that the approved plan should be available on the website of the Corporation for any building, the party which has to carry on construction should be mandated to display the plan at the site specifying the user and in case of both CMDA and the Corporation, it should be ensured that such display is not placed in such a manner as to only meet a formality, but should be clearly visible.

PTI

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