The Straits Times
Published on Sep 02, 2012

Petition against Upper Changi cluster homes

Residents fear project will create parking snarl; URA notes enough parking spaces provided


 A group of residents in a private estate of landed homes in Upper Changi have banded together to protest against the development of a cluster-housing project that they say will create a parking nightmare.

The petition, which has gathered 100 signatures from 85 of the approximately 110 households in Toh Estate, was handed in at a meeting with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, the MP for the area.

The residents are worried about a 1,600 sq m site at the end of a cul-de-sac, or dead end road, in Toh Drive, where two bungalows have been demolished to make way for eight strata-titled semi-detached houses, also known as cluster homes. Piling work has already begun.

Conventionally, each redeveloped bungalow in the estate has created space for a pair of semi-detached houses.