Ang Mo Kio residents complain about BTO project being built too close to their DBSS flats
Posted by temasektimes on August 8, 2012
Some residents of a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project in Ang Mo Kio are complaining about the government’s plans to build a BTO project less than 50 metres from their project without realizing the fact that they are living in a HDB flat as well despite its fancy name ‘Park Central’ which was completed last year.
The upset residents have voiced their unhappiness on the Facebook page of their Member of Parliament, Mr Ang Hin Kee, expressing their concerns about the dust and noise that would be generated and whether there are sufficient amenities, including car park lots, to cater to another cluster of flats.
A Park Central resident, Mr Alex Wong, 37, said the residents will be setting up a committee to “try to stop” the building of the BTO project.
Speaking to queries from the media, Mr Ang said he is working with the HDB to look into their concerns and come up with alternatives.
“I empathise with the residents as they have just moved into the estate not long ago and, after all the moving in, renovation and settling (of) teething problems… there’s construction again,” he added.
However, ERA Key Executive Officer Eugene Lim was less sympathetic:
“What is there to complain or be unhappy about? I don’t think the lessor will go ask the lessee for permission to build more flats in the vicinity.”
Singaporeans may think they ‘own’ their HDB flats, but in reality, they are merely leasing it from HDB for a period of 99 years.