'Move NGT on Builder's Green Norm Violations'

Published: 07th July 2015 04:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2015 04:54 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday told a residents welfare association to approach the National Green Tribunal against the alleged environmental violations committed by a promoter of a residential complex at Nolambur.

VGN Minerva Owners Welfare Association, represented by its secretary Basker Immanuel, approached the High Court stating that realtor VGN Developers had developed a residential complex at Nolambur comprising 572 flats. The builder had obtained permission from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) in 2008 and Environmental Clearance from the State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) in 2009. Alleging that the realtor failed to comply with SEIAA general stipulations, the petitioner said the builder had not re-validated the environment clearance. Also, they have provided a car parking that was congested, violating CMDA regulations.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam, said, “One part of the petition deals with the aspect of pollution, which would lie under the jurisdiction of NGT. The other aspect deals with unauthorised construction. The two aspects cannot be clubbed together merely because the parties are same.”

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