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Bukit Brown group questions legality of land use masterplan

Published on Jul 5, 2014 6:32 AM
 
An exhumed grave at Bukit Brown Cemetery. An online post has sparked controversy after it claimed that the Government might have contravened the law when it amended and gazetted the land use masterplan this year. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

An online post has sparked controversy after it claimed that the Government might have contravened the law when it amended and gazetted the land use masterplan this year.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, conservation group SOS Bukit Brown said the authorities "(appear) to have ignored legal requirements governing amendments to the masterplan".

The group said that no public inquiries or hearings were held before the 2014 masterplan was gazetted on June 6, even though there was written public feedback on the addition of a road through Bukit Brown Cemetery.

Citing rules within the Planning Act, the group said that hearings and public inquiries "must be held in response to public feedback regarding amendments to the masterplan, provided that the feedback is not ruled frivolous".

 
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