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URA has bold ideas to balance development, conservation: PM Lee

Published on Dec 4, 2013 8:42 AM
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The Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) new blueprint for the country has "bold ideas" to balance development with conservation and green space, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a Facebook post yesterday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) new blueprint for the country has "bold ideas" to balance development with conservation and green space, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a Facebook post yesterday.

"How to allow new development, while protecting space for green living and conservation on our little island, is a constant challenge," he wrote.

"Urban Redevelopment Authority's team has come up with bold ideas to strike a good balance, and improve our quality of life."

Among the plans he highlighted were more jobs closer to people's homes, 90 per cent of households living within 400m of parks and 700km of cycling routes integrated with the public transport network.

 
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