MPKj: Bungalows in Taman Ferngrove were approved

Tree clearing works being carried out on the development in Taman Ferngrove that borders Taman Cuepacs Phase One that is situated at the bottom of the slope. — filepic

THE Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) confirms that the hillslope development involving eight bungalow lots in Taman Ferngrove Cheras has all the required approvals.

Council president Sayuthi Bakar said the project was part of the MPKj local plan and the bungalows were approved about 20 years ago when Taman Ferngrove was developed, but it did not take off then.

“As long as the development has been included in the local plan, we do not need to have a hearing or ask for the neighbour’s permission for the development to continue now,” he said, adding that they could not deny the landowner the right to develop the land.

Speaking to reporters after the full boarding meeting at MPKj tower yesterday morning, he added that the council would continue to monitor the situation through their officers.

When asked if the council would meet residents of Taman Cuepacs Phase One who protested against the project recently, Sayuthi said there was no need for it.

The board also discussed the council’s decision to increase parking lots in commercial areas throughout Kajang.

The project, to begin in October, would be carried out in phases, charging the same parking fee, said Sayuthi.

Also discussed was the council’s initiative to promote food trucks in the city with the opening of two spots for the vendors.

Already in operation is the location at PKNS Complex in Bandar Baru Bangi while another spot in Section 3 had just been approved.

Sayuthi said currently there were 20 food trucks operating from the PKNS Complex.

“We will promote these food trucks first and then focus on the illegal traders. We find that the food trucks are cleaner and are better at food handling as well,” he added.

Councillor Khoo Khim Han, in his summary speech urged the council to upgrade the current infrastructure under the Kajang council’s jurisdiction including bus stops.

He also urged the council to look into the feeder bus services for the MRT train service scheduled to begin soon.

Sayuthi responded by saying that the council had upgraded the old bus stops intermittently and would continue to do so.

As for the feeder bus service, MRT Corp was currently discussing with the council to determine the routes.

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