There is a housing society near where I live with an unused & abandoned open ground
When I approached the Chairman for taking the ground on a lease to build a badminton complex on it, I was told that according to law, 20% of total society area must be left without any construction, for playing purposes. Now since badminton can be categorized as "playing", Can we build a temporary tin/steel shed i.e. non-concrete construction on such a space? If no, can the corporation be approached for permission?
Society can allow you only as per the sanction plan. The ground may be open space for playing purposes as per sanction plan. So society cannot allow you to make construction however you can use it for playing purpose.
28 October 2020
The query, which is repeated here for the second time, is built upon improper understanding of the facts and laws, and hence wholly misconceived, as said above.
The land is not an open land in the sense open to public with unobstructed entrance and exit but it is a closed land meant for the use of the society or specifically for the inmates of the society.
It is not an unused land though it may look like an unused one. Its use is to keep it open for playing for the people belonging to the society. Whether they use it regularly or not at all, is immaterial. Keeping it for the purpose playing itself is its use which the statute prescribes. Hence it is a used land.
Since the vacant land belongs to the society, no person, unsupported by law, has any right to do anything whatsoever in the land without due permission of the society.
The society, despite being willing, cannot give permission to an outsider for any sports purposes, as it should be kept as a play ground for unfettered use of the inmates. It is a private right of an inmate to use it or not to use it for playing, which no outsider has any right to indulge in.
In short, it is a private space of some private individuals organised into a society on which no outsider has any say at all.
30 October 2020
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