No. S 111
Planning Act
(Chapter 232)
Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) (Amendment) Rules 2003
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40(1) of the Planning Act, the Minister for National Development hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) (Amendment) Rules 2003 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on 30th November 2001.
New rule 14A
2.  The Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) Rules 2001 (G.N. No. S 111/2001) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 14, the following rule:
Exemption in respect of improvement works to HDB projects
14A.—(1)  The Housing and Development Board shall be exempted, to the extent set out in paragraph (2), from liability to pay any development charge under section 35 of the Act for any development of land relating to improvement works authorised on or after 30th November 2001.
(2)  The exemption in paragraph (1) shall be for such increase in floor area arising from improvement works which is the subject of the development as does not, together with any increase in floor area arising from previous improvement works, in the aggregate exceed the plot ratio of 0.8.
(3)  The development of land referred to in paragraph (1) shall be disregarded for the purpose of determining the Development Baseline for the land under Part V of the Act.
(4)  In this rule —
“floor area arising from previous improvement works” means any floor area arising from any previous improvement works to the same HDB project which was the subject of an earlier development authorised on or after 30th November 2001 and for which liability for development charge has been exempted under this rule;
“HDB project” means any development erected on any land leased by the Housing and Development Board for the purpose of —
(a)public housing for residential use; or
(b)a town centre or neighbourhood centre;
“improvement works” means any works for the purpose of improving or upgrading —
(a)an HDB project under the Main Upgrading Programme, Interim Upgrading Programme, Lift Upgrading Programme, Rental Housing Upgrading Programme and Elderly Housing Programme of the Housing and Development Board; or
(b)any other HDB project approved by the Minister for the purpose of this rule.”.

Made this 6th day of March 2003.

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[[ND 265/5-68 V 22; AG/LEG/SL/232/2002/1 Vol. 2] ]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 40(2) of the Planning Act).