RESIDENTS of Taman Sri Kucing in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur, are complaining that a fence put up around a development project in Jalan Matang 3 is obstructing the road and causing traffic problems.
According to the residents, the RM1.13bil mixed-development project has yet to be approved by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).
The development comprises one block of shopping podium, a seven-storey car park and two office blocks, one 18 storeys and the other 22 storeys.
According to consultant Y.C. Yong, 43, the spokesman for the residents, the development is similar to that of the Mid Valley mega mall.
“On Jan 19 this year, we wrote to the DBKL and found out that the land has a new owner. Based on our findings, this development consists of a hotel, office building, retail shop lots, hypermarket and condominium,” Yong said.
“However, according to a recent news report, the developer will leave out the hotel and the mall as the land is designated for residential purposes with low density,” he said.
“Back in 2003, we had already objected when they wanted to increase the density in the area from 60 to 373 per acre,” Yong said.
“How can they build a commercial centre in a residential zone and how can they fence up the place when the project is yet to be approved?” he asked.
Yong said the fence had taken up part of the road and blocked the road signs.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who visited the site, said it was wrong for the developer to put up the fence without the approval of the DBKL.
“The fence has covered the road signs and it is too near to the houses. We want to know if the land belongs to the developer and why was the fence put up without a permit,” Lim said.
“The developer has also advertised the development and invited people for registration, which is an offence if they do not have the approval,” he said.
“So, we want to know if the DBKL has approved this project and if there is an offence, they should take action against the developer,” Lim said.
He said the project was on a four- hectare piece of land and was scheduled to be completed in 2012.
Accompanying Lim on the site visit were DBKL officers from the Segambut office.