No. S 319
Planning Act
(Chapter 232)
Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) (Amendment) Notification 1997
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10(12) of the Planning Act, the Minister for National Development hereby makes the following Notification:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Notification may be cited as the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) (Amendment) Notification 1997 and shall come into operation on 15th July 1997.
Amendment of paragraph 2
2.  Paragraph 2 of the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) Notification (N 1) is amended —
(a)by deleting sub-paragraph (1)(l) and substituting the following sub-paragraph:
(l)subject to sub-paragraph (2) —
(i)the addition, enlargement, alteration or improvement of an existing landed dwelling-house within the plot of that existing landed dwelling-house;
(ii)the demolition of an existing landed dwelling-house and the erection of a landed dwelling-house of the same housing type within the plot of that existing landed dwelling-house; or
(iii)where a landed dwelling-house existed on the plot but has been demolished, the erection of a landed dwelling-house of the same housing type within the plot of that demolished landed dwelling-house;”;
(b)by deleting sub-paragraph (2) and substituting the following sub-paragraphs:
(2)  Sub-paragraph (1)(l) shall not apply unless —
(a)the plot is zoned “Residential” in the Master Plan;
(b)the plot is located within the landed housing area delineated in any of the maps set out in the Schedule;
(c)no part of the plot consists of State land;
(d)the plot abuts a public road;
(e)the operations would result in a landed dwelling-house of the same housing type as the existing or demolished landed dwelling-house, as the case may be;
(f)earthfill works on the plot, if any, would not result in the level of any part of the plot exceeding the level of abutting land by more than 1 metre;
(g)the operations comply with all relevant planning guidelines including in particular guidelines on building setback, site coverage, housing type and building height issued by the competent authority;
(h)the operations would result in a landed dwelling-house which stands on every lot within the plot;
(i)no more than one landed dwelling-house would exist on the plot when the operations are completed;
(j)no part of the existing landed dwelling-house comprises works that are unauthorised under the Act;
(k)any plan for the operations required by the competent authority contains a certification, duly signed by the qualified person for the operations, that —
(i)sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (j) have been complied with; and
(ii)the plan has been prepared in compliance with the relevant planning guidelines referred to in sub-paragraph (g);
(l)a declaration is made by the qualified person for the operations in such form as may be required by the competent authority declaring that he would ensure that the operations shall be carried out in compliance with —
(i)sub-paragraphs (e), (f), (h) and (i);
(ii)the conditions in sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b), where the fee paid under sub-paragraph (m) is $100;
(iii)the plans that are lodged with the competent authority under sub-paragraph (m) for such operations; and
(iv)the requirements of all relevant authorities;
(m)prior to the submission of any application to the building authority for approval of the building plans for the operations under the Building Control Act (Cap. 29), the plans referred to in sub-paragraph (k) and the declaration required under sub-paragraph (l) are lodged with the competent authority at the same time together with the fee prescribed in sub-paragraph (3);
(n)all approvals required from relevant authorities, other than the building authority referred to in sub-paragraph (m), for the operations have been obtained prior to the lodgment of the plans under sub-paragraph (m); and
(o)the operations are carried out in compliance with —
(i)sub-paragraphs (e), (f), (h) and (i);
(ii)the conditions in sub-paragraph (3)(a) and (b), where the fee paid under sub-paragraph (m) is $100;
(iii)the plans that are lodged with the competent authority under sub-paragraph (m) for such operations; and
(iv)the requirements of all relevant authorities.
(3)  The fee referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(m) shall be $750 or, if the operations comply with the following conditions, $100:
(a)the proposed additional gross floor area of the landed dwelling-house as a result of the operations does not exceed 50% of the existing and approved gross floor area; and
(b)less than 50% of the external walls of the landed dwelling-house (excluding the replacement of walls), as represented by its linear length indicated on the plan, are to be removed.
(4)  For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1)(l), (2) and (3) —
“landed dwelling-house” means any of the following housing types but does not include a landed dwelling-house governed by the provisions of the Land Titles (Strata) Act (Cap. 158):
(a)detached house;
(b)linked house;
(c)semi-detached house;
(d)terrace house;
“plot” means all of the one or more lots of land on which a single landed dwelling-house already exists, or existed but has been demolished, at the time the plans required by the competent authority are lodged under sub-paragraph (2)(m);
“public road” means any road over which the public has a right of way;
“qualified person” means a person who is registered as an architect under the Architects Act (Cap. 12) or who is registered as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253).”.
[G.N. Nos. S 317/96]
Made this 9th day of July 1997.
LAM CHUAN LEONG
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
Singapore.
[ND 265/5-60 V10; AG/LEG/SL/232/95/1 Vol. 1]