Call to freeze high-rise projects
GEORGE TOWN: Tanjung Bungah assemblyman Teh Yee Cheu has urged the state to freeze high-rise projects in his constituency until the review for the Penang Structure Plan (PSP) 2020 is completed.
He said the review is needed to address density issues.
He had raised his objections in the last review meeting of PSP which earmarked his constituency as a development corridor.
Noting that what was needed was for more low-medium cost (LMC) housing units to be built, he urged the state government to mandate developers to build the approved LMC projects before continuing with their non- LMC developments.
He told a press yesterday two LMC projects in his constituency had been approved and called for them to be completed soonest.
The PSP is being revised to take into account the three islands proposed to be reclaimed on the southern coast of Penang to fund the Penang Transport Master Plan.