Pursuant to Rule 5 of the Federal Territory Planning Act 1982, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will conduct a hearing – to be chaired by DBKL executive director (planning) Datuk Mohd Najib Mohd – with the residents who opposed the proposed mega project at Taman Rimba Kiara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI).
Mayor Datuk Seri Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said Rule 5 required the mayor to reach out to registered owners of land adjacent to the proposed project via advertisements to invite objections to the application for development involving the conversion of zoning, land use or increase in residential density, reported The Star.
“Landowners have the right to develop their land as it is private property,” said Amin Nordin following the launch of the Mega Blood Donation at Menara DBKL in Kuala Lumpur.
“People must know that when the land belongs to an individual or organisation, they are entitled to develop it.”
However, he noted that developers would still undergo through the proper application process.
“The project does not have the Development Order (DO) yet and the main part of the park will not be affected.”
“There are also several hundred longhouse residents who need to be relocated. We need to place them in appropriate housing,” said Amin Nordin, referring to the former Bukit Kiara estate workers.
Relocated to longhouses 37 years ago, the families of the workers have been offered units at Public Housing Projects (PA) and People’s Housing Projects (PPR) but had refused.
Meanwhile, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor reportedly said that the project would push through despite the opposition by the residents.
He added that the project should be implemented immediately to fulfil the promise of the government to provide the longhouse families with homes.
The proposed development comprises eight blocks of 42- to 54-storey luxury serviced apartments as well as 350 units of affordable housing, which will be spread across a 29-storey block.
With the population density expected to grow from 74 to 979 people per acre, the development will also see the construction of a flyover and a six-lane highway.
Image sourced from The Star
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