To all TSN residents and supporters,
TSNRA is organizing an urgent signature campaign against the cutting of our Taman pavements and widening of our roads for new high-rise projects in the kampung land stretching across TSN behind Tingkat Bukit Kecil 2. These are 3 major development projects which many residents may not be aware of. Visit Penang Property Talk to view all housing projects around TSN. We are not against the building of the high rise apartments, but we are fighting against the usage of TSN roads to be used as traffic thoroughfare. All of us will be affected as we can expect an increase of 1000+ vehicles plying in and out of all our TSN entry & exit roads daily.
MBPP has already approved the planning permission to build 2 blocks of 43 and 44 storey apartments near Gerbang BK 1. The developer has also been approved to widen the access road. The widening will mostly be on one side of the road (Melati Apt side). The pavement, grass verge and the matured trees on the right (Melati) side will be removed to widen the road for tractors, heavy earth movers for the new high rise development in Gerbang BK 2. When the 3 apartment blocks are completed in about 3 years time, an estimated 1000+ vehicles will go through our Taman.
Do go to this link to view the high rise project involved in our petition :
Residents of Taman Sri Nibong and supporters, please support us and sign this urgent petition if you have not done so. Volunteers will be at the Clubhouse daily from 6.00 – 7.00 pm to collect signatures. Do turn up in full force and help to inform neighbours & friends to oppose widening of our roads for greater traffic flow, creation of more entrances and exits in & out of our Taman, increased traffic congestion & parking and pollution problems.
We hope to get 2000+ signatures to present to MBPP. Moreover, we have to appear before an Appeals Board which is a Tribunal appointed by the State in accordance with the Town & Country Planning Act. It consists of 3 independent members chaired by a retired senior lawyer. The rest are distinguished professionals. The Appeals Board will hear objections from either party (developer or residents) if they do not agree with the decisions made by the Local Authorities. In this case, we the residents do not agree with the approval made by MBPP. The Appeals Board will listen to arguments made by both parties. The Appeals Board decision is binding but if either party does not agree with the decision, they can bring it up for judicial review ie. to the High Court and Appeals Court. This rarely happen as it can cost tens of thousands to fight all the way.
The developers will have very senior lawyers representing them. On our part, we must also get a lawyer experienced in such cases to represent us at this coming appeals hearing. To do this, we must collect donations from residents and supporters for the lawyer’s fee unless we can get a TSN lawyer who can volunteer to represent us. Please donate to help us through.
Please share widely to help us collect more signatures. Time is running out.
Thank you all volunteers on duty daily at TSNRA to collect signatures.
Fyi, in 2013, we succeeded in our appeal in not allowing the developer of the 2 apartment blocks of 341 medium cost units) to have an access road through our Taman to the coastal highway. This project is now on hold.