Monday, December 20, 2004

Ampang hills to make way for hillside development

Just a couple of weeks after the Highlands Towers Tragedy's 11th Year Anniversary, a developer has put in a submission to clear the beautiful green hills in Ampang and put up homes on its steep slopes. This time around its an over 60-acre development bordering Ukay Heights and Taman TAR. Apart from the obvious environmental, safety and security concerns for all residents living in the area, the project will bring an additional 800-1200 cars onto the already clogged Jalan Kolam Air Lama.

How did this project get approved after the government put a halt on all hillslope development? How is it that only the residents of the Taman Hijau apartments were invited by MPAJ to lodge their objection to this project when it clearly will effect so many more Ampang residents? How many more landslide tragedies do we need before the authorities and developers clean up their act?

4 comments:

Dando said...

if i'm not mistaken.. taman tar community ppl objects the hillside development. I've seen the notice. got a lot of tan sris and datoks on the list... dunno wat happen to it

Amps said...

There are so many developments around the Taman TAR area that it is hard to keep track of who is building what, where. I believe the project the Tan Sri's and Datuk's where objecting to is currently called The Peak. It is hard to miss: the bare hill devoid of any vegetation right next to Taman TAR. It was formerly a Berjaya project but, I believe, has since been passed to another developer. The hill was first stripped about ten years ago, then the project abandoned, and now looks set to resume again.

The hillside development I am highlighting is a different one, bordering the other side of Taman TAR. I hope the Tan Sri's and Datuk's of Taman TAR will try to stop this one, too, or else the only greenery left for them would be on the KDE golf course.

Amps said...

Would you believe it, I just passed a billboard in front of the Great Eastern Mall advertising the sale of bungalows at The Peak. Correction to my earlier comment: it is still a Berjaya project.

兔爸 said...

Hi, does anyone knows whos the developer of taman kencana?