Thursday August 9, 2012
Access road complies with development plan
By TAN KARR WEI
THE access road to Paramount View Condominium on Jalan 21/27 in Sea Park, Petaling Jaya, complies with the development plans approved for the project in August 2005.
Petaling Jaya Utara parliament coordinator Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou and Sea Park residents recently criticised the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) for allowing the access road and wanted the council to issue a stop-work order, citing congestion issues.
Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San said the MBPJ had previously issued two stop-work orders in June 2009 following complaints from residents in several neighbourhoods surrounding the development.
Since the first approval in 2005 and based on comments from residents, the developer has also submitted several amendments to the plan that was given the green light by the council.
“The developer challenged the council’s stop-work orders and the court ordered MBPJ to revert back to the original 2005 approved plans where the access road was on Jalan 21/27.
Currently, the main access road to the condominium has been built parallel to Jalan SS22/44D, as per the original plans, and Jalan 21/27 was an alternative exit to the development and to be used strictly as an exit point.
“We may not agree on the suitability of the access roads but this was the plan approved in 2005,” said Lau.
Even though the project was completed in 2009, buyers could not move into their units because of the many disputes between the residents, the developer and MBPJ and they only started occupying the building in November 2010.
Lau said he has submitted a proposal to the state government to upgrade the field next to Jalan 21/27, which currently has a dilapidated futsal court built by residents of the nearby low-cost flats and two run-down cabins used by the residents association.
“I have held talks with TNB and Prasarana and both parties said the land under the LRT tracks did not belong to them. We will look into upgrading the facilities so that residents in the area can use it,” he said.