Haryana Government Approves amendments in affordable housing policy 2013

In a bid to increase the scope of affordable housing, the Haryana cabinet on Wednesday gave the go ahead for amendment in Affordable Housing Policy-2013 Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act 1975 for change in Minimum Area Limit, Project Area Limit and Increase in Commercial Component and Parking Provisions.
As per the amendments, the maximum area limit of project under affordable housing is increased from 10 acres upto 30 acres. The minimum area limit for setting up of Affordable Group Housing Colony has been reduced from 5 acres to 4 acres. It is pertinent to mention that although the minimum area norm is being proposed to be reduced from 5 acres to 4 acres yet the colonizer will provide the community building as per the norms prescribed for 5 acres. Further, community buildings shall be provided as per the norms for Internal Community Buildings as per policy, where population exceeds 10,000 in a colony. As per the amendment, now the commercial area has now been increased from 4 percent to 8 percent of Net Planned Area.
Furthermore, the existing Para 4 (iii) of the Affordable Group Housing policy-2013 may be amended to the effect that, the existing provision of providing 0.5 Equivalent car space (ECS) shall continue to remain mandatory and non-chargeable. The colonizer shall be allowed to provide additional 0.5 ECS parking space per dwelling unit, which shall be optional, against which it can allot one car parking space for each dwelling unit.
The colonizer shall be allowed to recover not more than 5 percent of the cost of flat against such allotment of car parking space.
As an additional safeguard, in cases where licenses under AHP 2013 already stand granted and building plans stand approved without availing the optional 0.5 ECS per dwelling unit parking space, the colonizers shall be required to submit the consent of atleast two thirds of the allottees as per the provisions of Section 14 of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, for the purpose of amendment in building plans for availing such additional an optional 0.5 ECS per dwelling unit parking space. Further that this benefit shall not be made available for the projects wherein occupation certificate of all the residential towers has already been obtained.

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