Tuesday, February 27, 2007

MPAJ to hear objections on March 5

It's next Monday.

I haven't received an invitation by MPAJ but according to today's The Sun:

" The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) will hold the objection hearing for the proposed development known as Dataran Ukay, in Ukay Heights, Hulu Kelang on March 5.

In a statement today responding to reports of residents protesting against the project, MPAJ public relations officer Norhayati Ahmad said: "Residents have been given an opportunity to voice their objections over the proposed hillside development by writing in to MPAJ."

She said MPAJ had received a planning permission application from Malaysian Assurance Alliance Bhd (MAA), whose subsidiary Panorama Skyline Sdn Bhd plans to build 164 bungalow units and a 10-storey building - comprising 410 shop and office lots with a two-storey basement parking - on a 25ha plot.

MPAJ had sent public objection notices to residents on Jan 22 and 23, who had up to Feb 11 and Feb 12, respectively to send in their written objections.

"Those who have written in can attend the objection hearing on March 5," she said.

All objections raised will be brought to the MPAJ planning and building plans department committee meeting in March.

MPAJ will inform the residents who have objected of the committee's decision, Norhayati said.

"If residents are dissatisfied with the committee's decision, they can then bring it up to the Appeals Board under the Selangor Town and Country Planning Department, which acts as a tribunal for cases pertaining to development," she said. "

That last line worries me. Has the committee already made a decision?

UPDATED The meeting is set for 9am at the MPAJ Auditorium, Level 5, Menara MPAJ, Jln Pandan Indah. Don't forget to bring the original MPAJ ‘invitation’ letter and/or a copy of the objection letter you signed earlier with the ‘MPAJ received stamp’.

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