Madras HC refuses to reconsider blanket ban on registration of unapproved plots

By | October 22, 2016

The first bench of the court, which on September 9 stunned the thriving unapproved plot developers’ lobby by directing registration department officials not to entertain sale deeds of unapproved layouts and buildings and register them, said it would not allow itself to be pressured into reconsidering the order.
After the ban, several thousand registration activities have come to a standstill and several lakh plots are lying unsold. The order was passed on a PIL filed by a social activist-advocate who said indiscriminate conversion of agricultural lands would have adverse impact on environment in the long run. Since then, at least 10 other petitions have been filed by individuals and companies engaged in real estate activities.

Source: Times of India