Dover Forest case: Debate over alternative sites highlights core land, housing issues

The core purpose of HDB housing has also emerged as a side issue of the debate over whether to keep Dover Forest.
The core purpose of HDB housing has also emerged as a side issue of the debate over whether to keep Dover Forest.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Would anyone want to live right next to a noisy train track? For Dover resident Kelvin Leong, the answer - and the choice between clearing a shady forest around an MRT station or building on empty plots of land in nearby Ghim Moh, for the same objective of new public housing - is clear.

The vacant sites, highlighted by the area's MP Christopher de Souza on Feb 1 in a parliamentary motion to preserve Dover Forest, sit around the popular Ghim Moh market and food centre.

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