Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) – in a bid to facilitate general public – has announced its decision to approve building plans for projects in private housing societies whose no-object certificates (NOCs) were withdrawn by the civic agency, according to news sources.
The CDA issues NOCs after the layout plans of the applicant private housing societies are approved. However, CDA withdrew the NOCs from some residential schemes at a later stage, over some violations committed by the sponsors of the involved schemes.
Subsequently, the property owners in these schemes were deprived of getting building plan approvals for commercial and residential constructions, as the city administration nullified the legal status of these schemes.
The CDA board discussed the matter after an appeal from the public and greenlighted the issuance of building plan approvals in the interest of allottees, who maintained that they bought the plots when the societies had their NOCs. These individuals will be extended approvals for the construction of houses under the approved layout plan, even if it was cancelled by the society.
The board has also decided that in case of default, the sponsors will be held accountable instead of the allottees.