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URA/CUD Plan Release 1/2015E
Street Block Plan for Mount Sophia Conservation Area [Rochor Planning Area]

  Published: 01 December 2015
Circular No : URA/PB/2015/10-CUDG
Our Ref : DC/ADMIN/CIRCULAR/PB_15

CIRCULAR TO PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

Who Should Know:
Building owners, developers and architects

Effective Date:
With effect from 01 December 2015

Details

  1. We have carried out a review for the street block within the Mount Sophia Conservation Area shown in Appendix 1.
  2. The street block plan will be used to guide developments (for redevelopment or additions & alterations proposal) on sites with conserved buildings and on sites under envelope control within the Mt Sophia Conservation Area. The prevailing conservation guidelines will continue to apply for works to the existing conserved buildings.
  3. Given that there are small plot sizes with limited site area within the street block, new extensions to existing conserved buildings may be built at the rear of such sites.  The extensions at the rear may comprise one of the following types of development:
    1. a single unit terrace house complying with the envelope control guidelines applicable for a 3-storey landed housing development; or 
    2. a single unit house subject to the applicable maximum absolute building height in AMSL; or
    3. a flat development subject to the applicable maximum absolute building height in AMSL.

Envelope control sites (i.e. with no conserved buildings) in the same street block may also be developed into any of the three types of development mentioned in para 3 above. These sites shall comply with the respective building height requirements in Appendix 2.

Guidelines

  1. The planning parameters and urban design guidelines for this street block plan include the type of land use, building height, form of development, setback requirements and vehicular access. The prescribed guidelines are tabulated and shown in Appendix 2.
  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 email our Urban Planning & Design Department at ura_upd_da_team@ura.gov.sg.  You can also call our Development Control Group (DCG) Enquiry Line at Tel: 6223 4811 or email us at ura_dcd@ura.gov.sg. For your information, our 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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