Sunday, April 27, 2008

Inconsistencies in plan - The Star

PENANG: April 27, 2008

The state government will look into the weaknesses and inconsistencies found in the Penang Structure Plan.

State Local Government, Traffic Management and Environment Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said they were found on the plan’s text and maps.

“The plan, gazetted last year, apparently shows inconsistencies in the primary development corridor from George Town to Tanjung Tokong.

“The text states that the zone ends at Jalan Gajah in Tanjung Tokong. But the map shows that the subsequent secondary zone starts from Mar Vista apartments,” he said.

The inconsistencies were pointed out by a resident at the Sustainable Development on Penang Island North Coast forum held here yesterday.

“These inconsistencies affect Tanjung Bungah town which is located between Jalan Gajah and Mar Vista,” Chow said, adding that he would seek clarifications from the state Town and Country Planning Department director on the matter.

The forum was organised by Tanjung Bungah Residents’ Association and Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu.

On another matter, Chow said those keen on the minutes of council committee meetings could apply for copies from the councils.

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