RESIDENTS of Taman Sri Sinar in Segambut are unhappy with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) attitude in dealing with the new housing development in Jalan 34D/38A.
There is no buffer zone separating the project from the residential area.
According to the residents, the project was built on a plot of land that was left untouched for 20 years.
The project started in April without notifying the residents.
The residents said the project was being built too close to the residential area and did not comply with the DBKL’s by-laws.
Retired army officer Nazri Mohd Shaari, 58, said the DBKL should not have approved the development without informing residents.
He said the DBKL should have looked at the development plan before approving the project as it was on a high ground than the residential area.
“Because of this project, we have had floods and soil erosion. There is a monsoon drain, which has been taken over by the project,” he said.
The matter was brought to the attention of Federal Territory Gerakan state secretary Dr Wong Ruen Yuan, who has been trying to help the residents.
He said they had written to the DBKL numerous times but no action had been taken.
A meeting was supposed to be held on July 16 between the residents and the housing developer but was cancelled at the 11th hour because the director was busy.
Dr Wong said DBKL and the developer had been reluctant to meet the residents to discuss the matter.
“If they wanted to build something, it should have been done properly,” he said when met at Menara DBKL in Jalan Raja Laut.