I'm sorry I have not been blogging for almost a week now. I have been very exhausted physically, working and moving about with very little sleep. A while ago I was invited by the residents of USJ 6 to be present with them while they protested against the recently approved 9 storey development on a Telekom land (opposite True Fitness in Taipan).
At the public hearing in June 2008, I requested for the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) report but there was none then. The application for the proposed development together with the residents' objections were forwarded and referred by the OSC committee in MPSJ to Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Selangor (State Planning Committee). I then wrote to the State Planning Committee requesting them to take serious consideration of the residents' objections in view of the intended original purpose of the said land which is for Telekom Exchange and the deplorable and horrendous traffic congestion in that area. Despite constant follow-up with MPSJ over the last few months, I am disappointed to discover that a TIA report has been submitted in September 2008 but I was never informed of it. We have recently been notified in writing by MPSJ and the State Planning Committee that the proposed development has been approved.
A 9-storey commercial building to be built on a land space of 0.867 acre in a residential area is not acceptable considering the residents purchased their houses after being informed via their Sale and Purchase Agreements that the land in front of their houses would be for Telekom Exchange only. So many questions remain unanswered. When was the land alienated to Telekom? When was the conversion allowed, from utility to commercial? Was a public hearing called for such a conversion? The history of the land is unknown despite requests being made at MPSJ and the Petaling Land Office (old files have to be located first I was told)!