The Haryana government has directed municipalities not to accept CLU applications from any individual or company for projects with an investment of more than Rs 10 crore and involving a land area of more than one acre for the areas falling in conforming industrial zones of the published Final Development Plan.
A spokesman of the Urban Local Bodies Department said on Friday that in such cases, the applicant would be asked to apply online on the Haryana Enterprises Promotion Centre (HEPC) portal.
The BJP government in Haryana had earlier decentralised the system of approval of Change of Land Use applications. Before that all CLUs were approved at the highest level in Chandigarh, with allegations of corruption being levelled.
The CLU approvals, especially for residential, commercial and institutional projects, are considered significant in Haryana, especial in the National Capital Region (NCR) areas given the high property value there.
Hundreds of CLUs have been granted in districts like Gurugram (earlier Gurgaon) and Faridabad in the last few years.