Government reins in shoebox units development in suburbs
Published on Sep 4, 2012 4:43 PM
Home buyers can soon expect fewer shoe box units in the suburbs, with new guidelines announced on Tuesday to arrest their rampant development.
Under the new guidelines, some new non-landed private residential developments outside the central area will have to adhere to a formula that will essentially cap its numbers in a development.
For instance, taking into account all the units in a particular development, the average size of dwelling units will need to be least 70 sq m including areas such as the lobby.
In areas like Kovan, Joo Chiat and Jalan Eunos, conditions are even stricter.
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