Illegal construction Notices to developers of housing schemes

LAHORE, Dec 13: Following a detailed survey on the construction of illegally-constructed houses by owners of various approved housing societies/schemes in the provincial metropolis, the Lahore Development Authority on Thursday issued notices to developers of over 20 schemes for doing so without getting houses/building plans/drawings approved from the competent authority.

The residential schemes/societies whose owners constructed houses include PIA Housing Society, Awasia Housing Society, Air Lines Housing Society, Architect and Engineers Housing Society, Punjab Government Employees Cooperative Housing Society, PCSIR Staff Society Phase-2, Iqbal Avenue Phase-1, NFC Employees Society Phase-1, UET Society, Eden Value Homes, River Edge, Chanar Bagh, Army Welfare Trust Society, Fazaiya Housing Society, Central Park, Elite Town, Bahria Town, Valencia Town, Engineers Town, Khayaban-e-Amin, Tricon Valley, Sukh Chain Garden, Aitchison College Society and Punjab University Employees Cooperative Housing Society.

According to an LDA spokesman, the LDA administration has also directed the developers to get their houses/building plans approved from the authority within a week failing which a legal action against them will be taken.

Meanwhile, the LDA commercialization wing has abolished the temporary commercialization system/policy, issuing notices to dozens of buildings’ owners for getting their properties commercialized permanently at 48 commercial declared roads.The administration has also asked the owners to get this job done before Dec 31, 2012. The commercial activity had been allowed on 48 roads in LDA schemes under the Land Use Rules 2009.