Malibu Towne has been mired in controversy for a host of violations and illegal construction in the green belt. The township was allegedly constructed without taking mandatory environment clearance and development was not completed as per the approved plan.
Senior town planner (STP) Sanjeev Man said as per the approved layout plan of the residential plotted colony of Malibu Towne, it should have 16 community facilities like schools, dispensary, crèche, religious buildings and club. All these structures should have been completed by May 2018. However, it was noticed that of the 16 community sites, the occupation certificates have been issued only for 11 community buildings till September 2018. Also, one religious building has been handed over to the government and a site for a sub-post office is provided in the shopping centre. “The occupation certificates for the remaining four community buildings have not been obtained by the developer till date,” he said.
The licence issued to the colony, according to the official, has lapsed and the developer has not renewed it. The DTCP has also found other violations like unauthorised construction in green belt, construction of sewerage treatment plant in the green area, installation of generator sets in parks and construction of an unauthorised cable room. “In view of these reasons, the completion certificate was declined to the township,” said K Makar and Pandurang, DTCP director.
The developer of Malibu Towne could not be contacted for his comment despite repeated attempts by TOI.
On October 17, developers and directors of Malibu Towne were booked by Gurgaon police for multiple violations of existing norms and rules related to developing a private colony. The case was registered on the district town planner’s complaint. The move was initiated after the DTCP hadn’t received a satisfactory reply on the violations from the developer. In October, a dispensary constructed on a one-acre land was allegedly demolished following the department had issued a notice to the developer.