KUALA LUMPUR: The developer of the Taman Rimba Kiara project has been asked to resubmit a housing plan limited to the existing Bukit Kiara longhouse footprint during the first joint working committee (JWC) meeting last month.
The JWC, which comprises Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh as well as representatives from the Taman Tun Dr Ismail Resident's Association (TTDIRA), Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan and the Federal Territories Ministry, was set up last November to resolve the issue.
According to a statement from the residents'; association, Yeoh had rejected the scaled-down proposal at the JWC meeting as it continues to encroach into green space.
“We expect to look at a revised proposal on that basis from the developer at the next JWC meeting.
“Our stand remains that there should be no encroachment onto existing green space and we support permanent housing for the Bukit Kiara longhouse residents.
“The RA has already demonstrated that a viable, affordable design can be built for them within the current 1.6ha longhouse footprint,” TTDIRA chairman Abdul Hafiz Abu Bakar said.
TTDIRA was responding to a StarMetro report that various stakeholders could not come to an agreement on the development in Taman Rimba Kiara.
Abdul Hafiz also said the first meeting was merely to express stakeholders’ views and perspectives.
“We expect to continue working within that framework and reach an acceptable solution,” he said.