Today 9th January 2017 the Madras High Court once again declined to grant relief to realtors, who sought relaxation of its September 8 order, banning registration of plots and buildings whose layouts have not been approved. The court was hearing impleading petitions of real estate owners, seeking relaxation to the order restraining the registration authority from registering unapproved layouts throughout Tamil Nadu.
As per earlier directions of the court, the petitioners and the government filed categorisation of the lands. Some petitioners even claimed that there are no wetlands in the state. The matter relates to a PIL filed by an advocate earlier and another one, also by an advocate, which came up for further hearing today.
The bench was not satisfied with the categorisation list submitted by either side and directed them to file modified comprehensive categorisation of the land in two weeks.
It then posted the matter to January 9th 2017. On September 8, while hearing a PIL, the HC had banned registration of plots and houses, whose layout had not been approved and conversion of agricultural land for non-farming purposes in an unplanned manner in Tamil Nadu.
Hearing a batch of 30 impleading petitions seeking relaxation, the court had said the question of modifying its September 8 order or lifting it would be considered only after categorisation of land was done and a report submitted to it.
Tamilnadu Governments seeks more time in this matter before they submitting their point of written arguments. So the court as adjourned the case to 30th January 2017.
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Next Hearing Date : 28th March 2017