Urban Design (UD) Plans And Guidelines For Developments Within Downtown Core Planning Area

  Published: 20 November 2013
Circular No : URA/PB/2013/14-CUDG
Our Ref : DC/ADMIN/CIRCULAR/PB_13
Fax : 6220 3201

CIRCULAR TO PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES


Who Should Know:
Architects, building owners and developers

Effective Date:
With effect from 20 November 2013

Objectives

  1. To guide the development of sites within the Downtown Core Planning Area (Appendix 1).

  2. All new developments and existing buildings undergoing major or minor refurbishment are required to comply with the following set of guidelines.

Details of Guidelines

  1. Planning parameters and urban design guidelines covered by this circular include land use, building height, building form, building edge, covered walkway and vehicular access requirements.  This document serves as a guide to provide an overview of the general requirements for development in the area.  For specific sites, where necessary, additional guidelines may be issued.  These guidelines do not supersede the additional detailed guidelines that may be issued, or the approved plans for developments for specific sites. The guidelines are attached in Annex A.

  2. External circulars referenced to in this circular, are updated regularly.  Please check the relevant circulars for the prevailing version.

Submission and Evaluation Process

  1. All development proposals are to be submitted formally to URA’s Development Control Group (DCG) for approval as part of the Development Application process.

  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 contact our Urban Planning & Design Department (email: ura_upd_da_team@ura.gov.sg) or our Development Control Group (DCG) Enquiry Line at Tel: 6223 4811 (email: ura_dcd@ura.gov.sg). We will 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)
GROUP DIRECTOR (URBAN PLANNING & DESIGN)
for CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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