Chatuchak dev hit by licence debacle

The director of Bangkok's Chatuchak district has filed a police complaint against the developers of a luxury condo complex in his jurisdiction after it was alleged that the project went ahead without approval for one of its two buildings.

Phanwattana said that while Prinsiri Plc's The Pulse got underway before he took up his current position, he made the complaint at Paholyothin Police Station after being informed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Public Works Department of the alleged anomaly.

However, deputy managing director of Prinsiri, Chaiwat Kovitchindachai, was adamant that his company had not acted illegally: “We applied for the construction licence under Article 39 (2) of the Building Control Act,” he said. “We have filed the application and the approval is pending. If the construction plan is to be amended, we can re-file the application [until we meet the criteria].”

According to The Nation Prinsiri has been advertising units in the development since late last year, with starting prices of  Bt2.55m per unit, and has sold some 80 per cent.