Residents Up In Arms Over Housing Project’s Unsuitable Location

2 Apr 2019

The development of a Rumah Selangorku project in Subang Bestari does not sit well with residents. This comes as it is the second project within the area to be situated less than 30m away from a primary school on a 0.8ha plot that shares a two-lane road with SK Subang Bestari.

Residents believe the existing roads are not wide enough to handle the increasing traffic, reported The Star.

And since it is directly in front of the school, schoolchildren could be at risk once construction works for the project begins.

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“The entire road is often congested with school vans transporting schoolchildren and pedestrians… It is a disaster waiting to happen if heavy construction vehicles ply the same route,” said Subang Bestari Preservation Action Committee chairman Abdul Razak Mohammad.

While no signboards have been put up to show that there is an ongoing project, residents spotted a developer’s call for tender for a project consisting three blocks of three-storey villa apartments, rubbish collection point, electrical substation, management office, a guard post and gazebo.

The committee’s secretary-general Amiruddin M. Dunia viewed the failure to consult residents regarding the project’s feasibility as unfair considering that it involved children’s safety.

“They are trying to push the project through because it is part of a 25-year-old master plan,” he said. “Even the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) is no longer valid as it was done 16 years ago.”

The committee said that they have relayed their concerns to the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and Kota Damansara assemblyman Shatiri Mansor.

Abdul Razak noted that the ministry’s proposal to construct one million affordable housing units by 2028 should undergo proper planning.

Meanwhile, Shatiri said he is currently in talks with parties affected by the development.


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