30 May '14, 12pm

In absence of Local Plan, field day for developers in Penang

0 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter According to an activist: “Good report by Himanshu on the Penang Island Local Plan and development issues.” The excuse that that the Penang Island Local Plan has to wait for the several Special Area Plans (SAP) is not acceptable “as the Local Plan has a higher hierachy over the SAP in the Town And Country Planning Act. It is standard practice to gazette the plans of higher hierachy first (ie. Structure Plan, Local Plan and then SAP) and not the other way round,” added the activist. “The Penang draft Local Plan has been on hold since 2008, that is waiting for six years too long! Himanshu rightly pointed out that Penang developers are having a field day exploiting the absence of a gazetted Local Plan by building anything, anywhere they want all over the island.” What is interesting is that DAP reps themselves are questioning the fr...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/absence-l...

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