22 Aug '14, 8am

URA tightens rules on new hotel applications - Commercial Property Auctions News, Commercial Property Investment

E-mail to friend Bookmark & Share The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has introduced a new policy that tightens approval of new development applications for hotel, boarding house and backpackers’ hostel uses. This comes amid growing applications for new hotels, boarding houses and backpackers’ hostels, including change-of-use proposals to such uses on sites that are not zoned for hotel use, said the URA. In a circular issued last week, URA noted that hotels, boarding houses and backpackers’ hostels are usually found in commercial areas. “However, such uses should not dominate and displace other commercial activities in these areas. In addition, they are generally not permitted within or at the fringe of residential estates so as to protect the amenity of nearby residents,” it said. To address the potential proliferation of such developments, URA rolled out a new policy...

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