DBKL Moves To Limit Population Density In Housing Developments

18 Apr 2019

To ensure that an area does not end up becoming a slum, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has set a new population density limit for new housing development projects within the city. Federal Territories Minister Khalid Samad noted that population density for a housing project was open for negotiation prior to the gazetting of the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020.

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“Approvals were given for up to 2,000 people per 0.4ha, although it was not right. The building will be very tall and comprise many units…Now, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has set a limit. Approval of 1,000 people per 0.4ha will only be approved for 100% affordable housing projects,” he said following the launch of a new road along Jalan 1/27A, Wangsa Maju that connect to Jalan Mohd Yatim Yahaya, reported The Star.

Free market projects can have up to 400 people, while projects with affordable homes and free market properties can have up to 600 people for every 0.4ha, he added.

The move comes as DBKL tries to achieve a middle ground between the people and the developer.

“Development has its benefits and the people have rights. So, DBKL is going for a win-win situation by exercising control over its population density,” he explained.

“In the previous administration, there were too many political influences in the city’s town planning. But now, we are allowing the professionals to decide,” he said.

“Policies are decided by the ministers together with the professionals, but we do not micromanage.”

Meanwhile, Khalid also revealed that DBKL did not give any directive to evict tenants at People’s Housing Project who failed to pay their rental arrears in full.

He noted that eviction is only taken by DBKL as a last resort.

“We understand the plight of the poor and accept arrangements for tenants to settle their outstanding rental in stages,” said Khalid.

“As long as the tenants are deserving, do not sublet the units, and can commit to settling the outstanding amount, they will be allowed to stay.”


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