Land cannot be sub-divided for commercial purposes

  • Community
  • Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010

SUBANG Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) said the Selangor Planning Committee has in principle agreed that Sime UEP can develop the 7.7ha carved out from the 29.9ha Subang Ria park subject to strict conditions that the development must be “recreation related”.

Council president Datuk Adnan Md Ikhsan said in May 28, 2009, the committee informed Sime UEP that it could in principle develop the 7.7ha into a recreation-based development but had to build a road to the Federal Highway and upgrade the park.

Adnan said recreation-related meant that the 7.7ha if approved for Sime UEP could not be sub-divided for commercial purposes where residential or office units were not allowed to be built.

“If the portion of land is given to Sime UEP, than the developer can only build recreation-related structures like a clubhouse, theme park, restaurants, gazebos, bungalows for time-sharing and even a hotel. No buildings can be leased out or sold as there is no individual title,” he said.

Recently, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh had accused that the local draft plan had some element of fraud when the term “private” was added to the Subang Ria Recreation Park. The council termed it as a private park in the gazetted local plan.

A month ago, the residents discovered some discrepancy in the gazetted local plan and demanded that the term “private park” be removed from the local plan before it goes to print and public distribution.

Adnan said residents must go back to the sequence of events from 1986 when it was a state government land and in March 1987 when the land was given to the developer on a 99-year lease with stipulations that the land be used solely for recreation.

“MPSJ is a caring council that takes the residents views into consideration. On November 9, 2009, when the developer applied for the land to be sub-divided and change the land status to expand a medical centre in the area and construct a condominium block, the proposal was turned down as it did not conform to the regulations,” he said.

In response to how the 7.7ha figure came about, Adnan said according to the council’s regulations only 30% of the total 29.9ha land could be developed.

On the residents’ intention to buy the land, Adnan said the people should start the collection now because the price was steep based on market value.

“The residents will also be required to maintain and upgrade the park after buying it,” he said.

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