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ANIL NETTO: Komtar Phase 5: Where’s Local Plan?: In a third round of demolitions, more than 10 old buildings nea...

ANIL NETTO: Komtar Phase 5: Where’s Local Plan?: In a third round of demolitions, more than 10 old buildings nea...

In a third round of demolitions, more than 10 old buildings near Komtar were demolished over the last week – even before we have seen the George Town Local Plan and before the Special Area Plan for the George Town Unesco heritage zone can be put on public display. Photo credit: Kwong Wah The Penang Development Corporation is undertaking an urban renewal project involving the Komtar Phase 5 area which also includes the Prangin Canal, what’s left of it. The old buildings in the Magazine Road-Tek Soon Street area should have come under the Local Plan for George Town, which has been promised since 1997. Where is that Local Plan? If the Plan was available, the public would have got to see what is going on before it happens. Unfortunately demolition and clearing took place over the last week (see Kwong Wah report here ), and no plan had been exhibited to the general public befor...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/komtar-ph...

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