The frenzied pace of property development on Penang Island is worrying neighbouring residents and causing grief to villagers facing eviction.
Here is a sample from press reports:
Batu Ferringhi: Penang rapped over condo (asiaone)
Tanjung Bungah/Batu Ferringhi: Elegant Sonata hits a flat note (NST)
Pykett Avenue: Our heritage – Penang (Malaysian Insider)
Residents want the MPPP to explain why it started processing new high-density plans from a developer after an old bungalow was demolished before the council could inspect it for heritage value. They also want to know the status of the order to rebuild the bungalow.
Jelutong: 12 villages to make way for development (NST)
Sungai Ara: Uphill battle (NST)
Taman Desaria residents’ objections to a hill slope development in Sungai Ara, Penang, have been dismissed by the state’s Appeals Board
Let me know if there are other examples I have missed out.
Part of the problem in certain areas is the higher density now allowed, which will only worsen congestion.
Meanwhile we are still waiting for the Local Plan for the island – for what it is worth.