Tuesday, February 22, 2005

First, Cahaya Seri Alam Agri Park. Next, Ampang hills?

Have you been following the expose by Utusan Malaysia (now covered by The Sun) regarding the blatant disregard property developers have shown towards the environment by levelling hills and clearing land around the Bukit Cahaya Seri Alam Agriculture Park? Yes, the Agricluture Park which is supposed to be a green lung for the Klang Valley. This all happenned despite a stop-work order by the Selangor state government. For a chronological rundown of events, go to http://www.jeffooi.com/

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Dataran Ukay RA starts petition campaign

The Dataran Ukay Residents Association, who first alerted me about the proposed developments in Ukay Heights at a gathering at Kelab Darul Ehsan late last year, have distributed letters throughout the Ukay Heights area urging residents to send in their written objection to MPAJ.

The letter contains several important details, such as the actual lot number of one of the proposed projects as well as an indication of what kind of development it will be (200 condo units, 42 3-storey bungalows, 8 3-storey terraced houses, 41 3-storey townhouses and 41 4-6 storey shoplots).

There is also mention of the developer, Harta Villa Sdn Bhd.

The letter from the Residents Association advises that: -

"Your objections should mention:

1. That you have not been formally notified of the proposals and insist on proper notification.

2. That you strongly object to the creation of access to Lot 378 via Jalan Teberau 1, 2 & 3. And Lot 378 has extensive frontage to the Middle Ring Road and the developer should access the development directly and exclusively from the Middle Ring Road, which has the capacity to handle the traffic.

3. Developers need to invest the community and provide information. In this case:

- No proper plans (including elevation etc) of the revised development plan for the site appear to have been made public
- No traffic impact study has been done or at any rate made available.

4. Any other ground of objection you have - which could include that Lot 378 is high density multi-storey development (350 units!) of a very steep hill slope, with all which will entail massive earthworks and slope engineering work, again to the detriment of neighboring properties."

All objections should be signed and addressed, with your own name and address, to:

Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ)
Tingkat 11 Menara MPAJ
Jalan Pandan Utama, Pandan Indah
55100 Ampang
(ATTN: Pengarah, Town & Planning Dept., Encik Awang Mustapha bin Md Yunus)

I urge all concerned residents of Ampang to send in their objections, even if you've sent the one I posted earlier regarding the need of a local plan in Ampang.

The Dataran Ukay RA will be setting up an eGroup soon. I will post details when I get them.

(If you're a member of the Dataran Ukay RA, please post a comment with your contact details so we can work together for the protection of our neighborhood).

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Ministry seeks response from MPAJ

In a cc-ed letter sent to me, the Housing and Local Government Ministry has asked Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) to respond to the petition letter sent to them by the 15th of February. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that we can halt further hillside development in Ampang and Ulu Kelang.

Thank you to the residents of Ampang who took the time to mail the petition letter to the relevant authorities. But it doesn't end here. Please try to get your fellow neighbors to do the same. We need more people to write in to show how serious and concern we are with the quality of life in Ampang.