IN VIEW of the rapid development and Federal Government projects that will be taking place in Kajang, the municipal council will draw up a new local plan to accommodate these and future developments.
“These developments include the MRT, EKVE, SUKE, centralised sewerage treatment plant, Langat 2 and TNB High Voltage Transmission Lines,” said Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar.
He was speaking at the launch of the early publicity programme and focus discussion group on the Kajang Municipal Council Local Plan 2035 (Replacement) or RT MPKj 2035 (Replacement)].
“To-date, MPKj has four RTs that were gazetted. The RT MPKj 2035 (Replacement) will combine all the existing RTs, including the revisions, and be improved by incorporating the latest policies from the Selangor state government,” said Sayuthi.
“We were informed that the Economic Planning Unit has approved a RM1mil budget to conduct the studies for this plan.”
Some 100 stakeholders, including representatives from residents, developers, business/ factory communities and government agencies, were invited to give their input as part of the focus discussion group.
“It’s important to get everyone’s input, particularly that of government agencies, as changes in land status could involve land belonging to federal agencies,” said Sayuthi.
“Based on our previous experience, there was a lot of conflict in terms of the land zoning and land title. So we want to avoid or reduce as much mistakes as possible with this new plan.”
Peninsular Malaysia Town and Country Planning Department (JPBD), Central Zone Project Office project manager J. Vikneswaren briefed the participants on the structure, process flow and justification for the plan.
The changes include an increase in proposed land use for residential (12.13%), industrial (0.79%), institutional and community facilities (0.19%), and transportation (0.34%).
However, there is also a decrease in proposed land use for forests (3.58%), water bodies (0.16%) and agriculture (8.34%).
Sayuthi said the RT MPKj 2035 (Replacement) is expected to be ready for public display late next year.
“The entire process for the plan is very tedious – starting from the early publicity programme to preparation of draft plan to public display, and finally approval and gazettement,” he said, adding that it took more than three years for RT MPKj 2020 to be completed.
“As the RT is a detailed development plan, there is much that is needed to be checked to ensure data accuracy.”