This could be a tourist draw. An alley that is always dark, what more at dusk. Except that residents of the older flats facing the new condo blocks that tower over them are not impressed.
What does this say about setback requirements and permissible density? Notice how the top of the new podium block juts out even closer to the old block of flats.
The result: an almost perpetually dark and eerie alley.
Not only do the towers darken the alley, they also block rhe air flow to the flats.
The residents also claim that the drainage along the road at the base of the slope has not been improved. So this results in mudflows along the alley when it rains heavily, they say.
Now, even if JPS is responsible for the drainage, at what stage of the planning approval process do they review the drainage requirements? Or are they out of the picture?
Look at the slope stabilisation work. Does that inspire confidence?
How did this sort of thing get planning approval?