Considerations for Property Use


Select your business use below to find out where your business can be allowed.

Food & Beverage

Definition

Restaurants are premises primarily used for sale of food for consumption at the premises without performance of live music, or live entertainment. The sale of liquor and alcoholic drinks, if any, is for consumption on the premises and incidental to the consumption of food.

  • It includes a coffee shop, eating house, snack bar, cafeteria, foodcourt, fast-food restaurant.
  • It does not include a canteen.
  • A restaurant cannot be used as a bar. Please refer to the criteria for restaurant.

Operation Details

The premises should have sufficient parking space and proper sound proofing measures to reduce noise disturbances. See Good Practice Guide for Noise Mitigation (Foodshops) jointly developed by NEA, HDB, SPF and URA. The recommended practices in the guide are not exhaustive and operators may wish to consult noise experts on other suitable noise control measures.


Find out whether a restaurant can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings No planning permission required to convert between shop, showroom and restaurant. Refer to authorisation conditions for commercial buildings.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

If premises is located within a Problematic Traffic Area, the use is unlikely to be supported due to traffic/parking problems.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: No planning permission required to convert shop/showroom to restaurant. Refer to authorisation conditions for mixed commercial & residential developments.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

If premises is located within a Problematic Traffic Area, the use is unlikely to be supported due to traffic/parking problems.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition

Bars/Pubs are premises primarily used for the sale of alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises without dancing, singing or performance of live music or live entertainment.

Operation Details

The premises should have proper sound proofing measures to reduce noise disturbances. See Good Practice Guide for Noise Mitigation (Entertainment Outlet) jointly developed by NEA, HDB, SPF and URA. The recommended practices in the guide are not exhaustive and operators may wish to consult noise experts on other suitable noise control measures.


Find out whether a bar/pub can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

The use will not be supported in problematic areas and locations near to residential developments due to potential noise and social concerns.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: The use will not be supported due to potential noise and social concerns to surrounding residents.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition

Nightclubs are premises primarily used for the sale of alcoholic drinks (and food, if any) for consumption on the premises, with dancing, singing or performances involving recorded music, live music or live entertainment. This includes karaoke lounges and discotheques.

Requirements from other Agencies

In addition to URA’s planning permission, business operators are required to obtain a Public Entertainment (PE) Licence from the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD) before committing to a tenancy agreement or starting the renovation works. Application for PE licence is through LicenceOne, and PLRD will assess it based on its licensing considerations.

Operation Details

The premises should have proper sound proofing measures to reduce noise disturbances. See Good Practice Guide for Noise Mitigation (Entertainment Outlet) jointly developed by NEA, HDB, SPF and URA. The recommended practices in the guide are not exhaustive and operators may wish to consult noise experts on other suitable noise control measures.


Find out whether a nightclub can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

The use will not be supported in problematic areas and locations near to residential developments due to potential noise and social concerns.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: The use will not be supported due to potential noise and social concerns to surrounding residents.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Shop & Office

Definition:

Shops are premises used for any trade or business where its primary purpose is the sale of goods or foodstuff by retail or provision of services.

  • It includes a furniture shop, department store, pawnshop, beauty salon, travel agency, confectionery and take-away foodshop. Please refer to other examples of shop.

Find out whether a shop can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings No planning permission required to convert between showroom, restaurant and shop. Refer to authorisation conditions for commercial buildings.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: No planning permission required to convert between showroom, restaurant and shop. Refer to authorisation conditions for commercial buildings.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Minimart can be considered in outlying areas on the 1st storey only. Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed. If supported, development charge at commercial rates may be levied.

Other shop uses cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utlities/ Tele-cmmunication / Business Park Developments.

Definition:

Offices are premises used as a place of business and for conducting administrative work.

  • It includes a bank, finance office, real estate company, employment agency, advertising agency and marketing office.

Find out whether an office can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units: Home office can be allowed subject to terms and conditions.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition

Massage establishments are premises used for massage or spa services licenced by the Police.

Requirements from other Agencies

In addition to URA’s planning permission, business operators are required to obtain a Massage Establishment (ME) Licence from the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD) before committing to a tenancy agreement or starting the renovation works. Application for ME licence is through LicenceOne, and PLRD will assess it based on its licensing considerations.


Find out whether a massage establishment can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

The use will not be supported in problematic areas.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

The use will not be supported in problematic areas.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition:

Medical Clinics are premises used by a medical practitioner, a dentist or any other person for diagnosis or treatment of persons suffering from any disease, injury or disability.


Find out whether a medical clinic can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Check with MOH at MOH_Check_GFA@moh.gov.sg to verify if no planning permission is required for the proposed clinic. Refer to authorisation conditions for medical clinics.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Check with MOH at MOH_Check_GFA@moh.gov.sg to verify if no planning permission is required for the proposed clinic. Refer to authorisation conditions for medical clinics.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Medical clinics can be considered in outlying areas on the 1st storey only. Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed. If supported, development charge at commercial rates may be levied.

Refer to supporting uses in industrial developments.

Definition:

Pet shops are premises used for the sale of live animals or birds normally kept as domestic pets.

  • It includes a veterinary clinic and pet grooming service. It does not include premises or aquariums used for the sale of ornamental fish.

Find out whether a pet shop can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Education

Definition:

Commercial schools are premises used for the purpose of teaching, training or imparting of knowledge or skill.

  • It includes tuition centre, language school, computer school, baking and cooking school, art school, music and dance school. It does not include primary school, secondary school, junior college, vocational and technical institution, polytechnic and university.

Find out whether a commercial school can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units:
The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition:

Childcare centres are premises where five or more school-going children between the ages of 7 and 14 years are cared for/supervised before or after school hours.

  • It includes kindergarten, student care centre and infant care centre.

Find out whether a childcare centre can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings No planning permission required. Refer to authorisation conditions for childcare centres.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: No planning permission required. Refer to authorisation conditions for childcare centres.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) No planning permission required. Refer to authorisation conditions for childcare centres. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings No planning permission required. Refer to authorisation conditions for childcare centres.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Zoned Business 1 in Master Plan 2014: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed. Check with NEA to obtain their clearance.

Zoned Business 2 in Master Plan 2014: The use cannot be supported due to potential health and safety concerns of the children.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utlities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".
Landed Houses Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Locational criteria:
  • Within a detached house or a pair of semi-detached house that is outside of Good Class Bungalow Area;
  • No other childcare centre located within 350m radius from subject premises; and
  • Not located along major roads, near to road junctions, road bends, cul-de-sac or no-through roads
Place of Worship Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to childcare centre in place of worship.

Sports & Recreation

Definition:

Fitness centres/gymnasiums are premises used for physical exercise and fitness activities.

  • It includes sports club, sports complex and community sports and fitness buildings.

Find out whether a fitness centre can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings No planning permission required.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Fitness centres can be considered in outlying areas on the 1st storey only. Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed. If supported, development charge at commercial rates may be levied.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utlities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition

Amusement Centres are premises with game machines (e.g. jackpot machines, pin-bill machines, darts machines) for entertainment. They include arcade centres, computer gaming centres, billiard centre, bowling alley and darts club.

Requirements from other Agencies

In addition to URA’s planning permission, business operators are required to obtain a Public Entertainment (PE) Licence from the Police Licensing and Regulatory Department (PLRD) before committing to a tenancy agreement or starting the renovation works. Application for PE licence is through LicenceOne, and PLRD will assess it based on its licensing considerations.


Find out whether an amusement centre can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units:
The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utlities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Accommodation

Definition:

Residential use refers to premises used for long-term residential dwelling purposes.

Note: Private residential properties must be rented for at least three consecutive months. They may not be used for short-term rentals on a daily or weekly basis. Maximum number of unrelated occupants in a property is six. Any internal partitioning works must not compromise the nature of the property as a single self-sufficient residential unit. Please refer to Renting Property.


Find out whether residential use can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Residential units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition:

Backpackers' Hostels are open concept dormitories with a minimum of six beds per room, used to provide boarding and lodging for commercial purposes.


Find out whether a backpackers' hostel can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Hotel Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotel and Other Accommodation Facilities".

Definition:

Hotels/Boarding houses are premises used to provide boarding and lodging for commercial purposes.


Find out whether a hotel/boarding house can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Hotel Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotel and Other Accommodation Facilities".

Definition:

Students' hostels are premises used to provide boarding and lodging for students who are studying in local primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary institutions.


Find out whether a student hostel can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Residential units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotel and Other Accommodation Facilities".
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition:

Serviced Apartments refers to residential premises comprising non-strata subdivided, self-contained apartments with provision for kitchenettes/kitchens. They are rented out for lodging for a minimum of seven days and have support services such as concierge, housekeeping and/or laundry provided.

  • It does not include hotels, boarding houses, workers' dormitories and students' hostels.

Please refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotel and Other Accommodation Facilities".


Find out whether a serviced apartment can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Residential units: Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Hotel Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotel and Other Accommodation Facilities".

Definition:

Workers' dormitory are premises used to house foreign workers who are engaged to perform industrial or production activities.


Find out whether a workers’ dormitory can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed in these specified areas.

Outside of specified areas, submit a change of use application for our evaluation.

Note:
  • To obtain prior clearances from landowner (e.g. JTC, HDB) and MOM, LTA, NEA, PUB and SCDF
Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Hotels & Other Accommodation Facilities"

Industrial-Related Uses

Definition:

It refers to premises where the processes carried out or the machinery installed can be done so in any residential area without polluting the area with noise, vibration, odour, fumes, and smoke.

  • It includes manufacturing of textile goods, packing of dried foodstuffs, manufacturing of containers, printing and publishing industries.

Find out whether light industrial production activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

However, traditional trades and services may be considered on a case by case basis, subject to detailed evaluation in consultation with the relevant technical agencies.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings No planning permission required. Check with NEA to obtain their clearance.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises where the processes carried out or the machinery installed cannot be done so in any residential area, as it would pollute the area with noise, vibration, odour fumes and smoke.

  • It includes vehicle/motorcycle repair and servicing, installation of tyres and batteries, food manufacturing, manufacturing of furniture and fixtures.

Find out whether general industrial production activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

However, traditional trades and services may be considered on a case by case basis, subject to detailed evaluation in consultation with the relevant technical agencies.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Zoned Business 1 in Master Plan 2014: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Zoned Business 2 in Master Plan 2014: No planning permission required. Check with NEA to obtain their clearance.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises used for practical training with the use of heavy machinery and equipment, or pure theory/classroom-based training on workplace health and safety for construction, shipyard and oil industries only.

Submission requirements: Provide details of the proposed industrial training and a layout plan showing the detailed usage of the premises.


Find out whether industrial training activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises primarily for storage of goods and where no business is transacted other than incidentally to storage.

Submission requirements: Obtain NEA's classification for your proposed use and attach it in your application.


Find out whether storage/warehouse can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises located within a factory building that primarily serve food to workers in the industrial estate.


Find out whether an industrial canteen can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Note:
  • Size of Industrial canteen capped at 700sqm or 5% of total proposed Gross Floor Area of the development, whichever is lower
Refer to supporting uses in industrial developments.

Definition:

It refers to premises used to display or showcase products that are not typically transacted and exchanged over the counter (e.g. cars, motorcycles, furniture), or products that are predominantly delivered and installed off-site (e.g. floor tiles).


Find out whether a showroom can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings No planning permission required to convert between shop, restaurant and showroom. Refer to authorisation conditions for commercial buildings.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: No planning permission required to convert between shop, restaurant and showroom. Refer to authorisation conditions for commercial buildings.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Showrooms can be considered on the 1st storey only. Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed. If supported, development charge at commercial rates may be levied.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises used for businesses that provide telecommunications infrastructure and/or develop software.

  • It includes telecommunications, data farm/centre, software development, internet service provider and call centre.

Submission requirements: Provide details on the background of the company, core business functions, types of activities to be carried out in relation to the core business functions, type of equipment used, and layout plan showing the detailed usage and GFA breakdown of the premises.


Find out whether e-business activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Definition:

It refers to premises used for production services that require technical facilities such as studios and high-tech production software/hardware.

  • It includes pre-production (scripting, editorial editing), studio production, audio recording, programming and post-production and distribution (video editing, audio engineering, film printing, sorting and packaging for print media).

Submission requirements: Provide details on the background of the media company, core business functions, past and future projects, customer base, type of core media activities to be carried out and a layout plan showing the detailed usage and GFA breakdown of the premises.


Find out whether core media activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

Refer to DC Handbook (non-residential development) on "Industrial/ Warehouse/ Utilities/ Tele-communication / Business Park Developments".

Community-Related Uses

Definition:

It refers to premises used for community-based activities.

  • It does not include welfare home, childcare centre, funeral parlour, a home for the aged or a home for the disabled.

Find out whether Association/ Community Club/ Family Service Centre can be considered at your property

Shophouses Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.
State Property on Interim Tenancy No planning permission required. Check with SLA to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for state properties rented out by SLA.
HDB Commercial Premises No planning permission required. Check with HDB to obtain their consent. Refer to authorisation conditions for HDB commercial premises.
Commercial Buildings Commercial units: Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments Commercial units: Check if the premises is in the list of identified buildings that can be granted instant approval before applying for lodgment.

If proposal does not qualify for the above, submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.

For shops within Activity Generating Uses (AGU) area, the use cannot be allowed. Check URA SPACE map to find out whether your property is within the AGU area.

Residential units: The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) No planning permission required. Check with People's Association to obtain their consent.
Sports & Recreation Buildings Submit a change of use application for our evaluation. Planning permission is not guaranteed.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) Refer to Allowable Use for Shophouses to find out whether the use can be allowed at your proposed location.

For non-shophouses, or if you are unable to find the information required from the link above, you may wish to check the planning decision map layer to find out information on approved uses for your property or conduct a further search on our e-service.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Religious Use

Definition:

It refers to premises used for public worship, religious teaching, studies, seminars and include seminaries.


Find out whether religious activities can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

Definition:

Religious use on a limited basis without any exclusive lease or ownership to religious organisations.

Note: Religious activities should be conducted in sites that are specially designated for worship. These sites are zoned "Place of Worship" in the Master Plan.


Find out whether limited & non-exclusive religious use can be considered at your property

Shophouses The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
State Property on Interim Tenancy The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
HDB Commercial Premises The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Commercial Buildings Refer to guidelines for use of commercial spaces for religious purposes.
Mixed Commercial & Residential Developments The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Civic and Community Institutions (e.g. Community Centre) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Sports & Recreation Buildings The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.
Buildings within Historic Conservation Areas (e.g. Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Boat Quay, Blair Plan, Emerald Hill, Cairnhill) The use cannot be allowed as it is not in line with the planning intention of the site.

For more information, visit Use of Conserved Buildings.
Industrial Buildings Refer to guidelines for use of industrial spaces for religious purposes.