12 May '17, 5am

Taman Rimba Kiara and the importance of local plans

Taman Rimba Kiara and the importance of local plans

3 SHARES Whatsapp Facebook Twitter Email Print RSS feed Local Plans, properly done with genuine public participation, are so important in ensuring proper planning and sustainable development of a kind that most people would be comfortable with. Problems arise without a gazetted local plan, which stipulates in some detail what kind of development is permissible in any particular local area or neighbourhood. For instance, some 3,000 people have already signed a petition (not sure who initiated it) to save Taman Rimba Kiara, a green space, from overdevelopment. There is some similarity between the KL and Penang Island Local Plans. Both were ready by around 2007-2008 but then not gazetted. (In the case of the Penang Island Local Plan, it was approved by the city council in 2008, but then not put on public display. It is now being reviewed.) As for the broader structure plans, ...

Full article: http://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/taman-rim...

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