‘Runnymede Hotel will be restored’


An aerial shot showing the flattened ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang, compared with an earlier photo of the buildings still intact before the demolition took place. — Photos: MARK LAY and JOANN KHAW of George Town Heritage Action.

THE demolition of several ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in George Town, is accordance with the planning permission granted to a developer by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).

State Local Government, Traffic and Flood Mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the planning permission was given in 1999 by MBPP on the site (lots 131, 132 and 133) for a mixed development proposal.

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