Only 80% consent needed for gated-and-guarded scheme

Selayang Municipal Council enforcement officers removing a boomgate from a neighbourhood that did not comply with its gated-and-guarded scheme guideline. — Filepic

A FULL 100% consent from residents is not needed for the approval of a gated-and-guarded scheme in a residential neighbourhood.

Entrepreneur development, housing and urban wellbeing committee chairman Rodziah Ismail said some changes were made to the Guarded Community Scheme Guidelines where only 80% approval was needed for an application to be approved by the local councils.

Some residents in Petaling Jaya are against blocking roads with barriers such as these drums. — FilepicSome residents in Petaling Jaya are against blocking roads with barriers such as these drums. — Filepic

“This is for neighbourhoods that choose to use the automatic card access system to enter and exit their area, ” she said.

She added that the respective local councils also had the right to decide on a percentage of residents’ consent as they saw fit, based on an area and neighbourhood.

Rodziah was answering a question from Wong Siew Ki (PH-Balakong) who wanted to know if the state intended to lower the 100% consent to 80%.

Rodziah said only 75% consent was needed from residents in residential areas where the automatic card access was not being used.

This included tenants who were renting houses in the affected neighbourhood, she said.

She advised the local councils to approve applications for gated-and-guarded scheme based on what was deemed fit for each area.

“Three local councils which are Shah Alam City Council, Petaling Jaya City Council and Klang Municipal Council, have their own guidelines that they are adhering to, ” she added.

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