Dover Forest case: Levelling the playing field between development and conservation

Real estate and land planning experts said larger questions lie over the Government's priorities.
Real estate and land planning experts said larger questions lie over the Government's priorities.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In WhatsApp texts, Facebook messages, e-mails and face-to-face meetings with residents in his Ulu Pandan ward, MP Christopher de Souza found a vast majority in favour of retaining Dover Forest - with only "very few" requests seeking its clearing.

"The forest has been adopted by many of the residents and made to become part of Ulu Pandan's green and natural landscape," he said.

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