URA/CUD Plan Release 5/2008E
Street Block Plan For Mount Sophia, Adis Road, Sophia Road, Wilkie Terrace, Wilkie Road And Upper Wilkie Road (Rochor Planning Area)

  Published: 05 December 2008
Circular No : URA/PB/2008/24-CUDD
Our Ref : DC/ADMIN/CIRCULAR/PB_08
Fax : 6220 3201

CIRCULAR TO PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

Who Should Know:
Building owners, Qualified Persons and developers.

Effective Date:
With effect from 5 Dec 08.

Objective

  1. A review has been carried out for the streetblocks along Mount Sophia, Adis Road, Sophia Road, Wilkie Terrace, Wilkie Road and Upper Wilkie Road, as shown in Appendices 1 and 2.
  2. This Streetblock Plan will be used to guide addition & alteration works and redevelopment proposals within the above streetblocks and supercedes the previous Envelope Control Plan for the area (Circular No. URA/PB/95/04-DCD dated 18 Mar 1995).

Details of Guidelines

  1. Planning parameters and urban design guidelines covered by this Streetblock Plan include the type of land use, building height, form of development, building setback requirements and vehicular access. The prescribed guidelines are tabulated and shown Annex A below.
  2. I would appreciate it if you could convey the contents of this circular to the relevant members of your organisation. If you or your members have any queries concerning this circular, please do not hesitate to call Principal Planning Executive Madam Zainap Bte Saleh at Tel: 6321 8146, or our DCD Enquiry Line at Tel: 6223 4811. You can also or e-mail us at ura_dcd@ura.gov.sg. We would be pleased to answer queries on this, and any other development control matter. For your information, the past circulars to the professional institutes are available from our website http://www.ura.gov.sg.
Thank You.

FUN SIEW LENG (MS)
DIRECTOR (URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN)
CONSERVATION & URBAN DESIGN DIVISION
For CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Annex A

STREETBLOCK PLAN FOR MOUNT SOPHIA, ADIS ROAD, SOPHIA ROAD, WILKIE TERRACE, WILKIE ROAD AND UPPER WILKIE ROAD (ROCHOR PLANNING AREA)

The purpose of the Streetblock Plan is to guide addition & alteration works and redevelopment proposal within the Mount Sophia, Adis Road, Sophia Road, Wilkie Terrace, Wilkie Road and Upper Wilkie Road area.

The prescribed planning parameters and urban design guidelines for the Streetblock Plan are set out below.

PARAMETERS REQUIREMENTS
Land Use* Residential use
2 Gross Plot Ratio Maximum 2.1
3 Building Height

Maximum 24.0m, 30.0m and 36.0m AMSL (absolute), as shown in Appendix 2.

The building height of all permanent structures, such as water tanks, mechanical and electrical (M&E) equipment, lift motor rooms, TV antennae, etc., are not to exceed the absolute building height control.

4 Building Form Flat / Party Wall development where applicable. Where required, developments are to be built up to the common boundaries with as a party wall to the full height of the development. Any party wall that is exposed as an external wall must not have any openings.
5 Building Setback / Building
Edge#

Minimum front Building Setback / Building Edge to comply with the requirements as shown in Appendix 2.

Rear and Side Building Setbacks to comply with the prevailing Development Control Guidelines for residential developments.

All new developments and major addition & alteration works are required to be set back to the safeguarded line of Road Reserve at the front, side and rear.

6 Service Area All service areas, mechanical and electrical (M&E equipment), water tanks, car parking lots, etc, are to be located within, and be fully integrated into, the building envelope and /or visually well-screened from top and on all sides.

Relevant Guideline:
Guidelines to Encourage More Innovation and Better Design of Rooftop - Screening Of Mechanical & Electrical Services And Car Parks, On Roofs And Building Façades Within The Central Area
7 Car Parking Sufficient car parking spaces are to be provided within the site boundary of the development to meet the needs of the proposed uses. The provision of car parking spaces is to comply with LTA’s requirements.
8 Vehicular Access All vehicular access is to be taken from the front of the developments along the main roads.

* Please refer to the prevailing Master Plan land use zoning. Where there is any discrepancy, the Master Plan land use zoning shall prevail.

# The plot for road widening is required by LTA to be vested free of charge in the State with vacant possession and free from encumbrances prior to issue of CSC for the development.



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