Monday, January 14, 2008


For the past over 20 years or so, Penang has been developing without a local plan (except for Penang Hill which has a local plan gazetted in 1995, after the Save Penang Hill Campaign).

This regretable situation of "development without planning" has resulted in much deterioration of our environment, despite the stated goals for sustainable development that the State Government has proclaimed in the Penang Strategic Development Plan and the State Structure Plan 2007.

In discussions with the Penang State Chief Minister and the President of MPPP, last year, TBRA has called upon the authorities to consult the RA's in the drafting of local plans. In fact this is a requirement under the Town And Country Planning Act which the local authority, MPPP is obliged to do.

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