24 Nov '11, 11pm

No more new flats crammed into small blocks: URA

No more new flats crammed into small blocks: URA

'Developments are being built on increasingly smaller plots, with some being built on plots previously occupied by one landed house.' 'There is increased usage of mechanised parking systems... which allows developers to build many more units and yet provide the minimum number of car parking spaces. Such developments include many small shoebox units. These new developments inject a much larger number of housing units in an area than what was planned for.' 'The proliferation of such developments will result in... a strain on the existing road system, resulting in traffic friction and congestion.' 'Due to their small plot sizes, flat developments tend to provide minimal landscaping or communal open areas.' 'Such residential estates are becoming increasingly cramped and dense with many fragmented plots containing small flat developments with minimal greenery and landscaping. T...

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