The Straits Times
Published on Aug 22, 2014

More greenery, space in cluster housing under new URA guidelines


The Urban Redevelopment Authority has drawn up a new set of guidelines that aim to make cluster housing, or strata landed housing estates, greener and more spacious.

Under the revised guidelines, there is a new set of formulae to determine the maximum number of houses allowed in such developments, the URA said on Friday.

The new formulae will generally result in fewer units compared with the previous formulae.

The guidelines took into account the feedback from residents in landed housing estates that such developments could inject a disproportionately large number of units, causing additional traffic and parking problems as well as creating a more congested living environment, the URA said.