No. S 603
Planning Act
(Development Charge — Exemption)
(Amendment) Rules 2019
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40(1) of the Planning Act, the Minister for National Development makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules are the Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) (Amendment) Rules 2019 and come into operation on 1 September 2019.
Amendment of rule 2
2.  Rule 2 of the Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) Rules (R 6) is amended by inserting, immediately after the definition of “specified purpose”, the following definition:
“ “statutory body” means a body corporate established by or under any public Act to perform or discharge a public function;”.
New rule 6B
3.  The Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) Rules are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 6A, the following rule:
Exemption in respect of land for which State or statutory body has granted lease, tenancy or licence for agricultural use
6B.—(1)  A person is exempted from liability to pay any development charge under section 35 of the Act for any development of land authorised on or after 1 September 2019 for agricultural use, if the land is the subject of an applicable lease, an applicable tenancy agreement or an applicable licence.
(2)  In this rule —
“agricultural use” includes the use of land as an agrotechnology park, an aquaculture farm (including an aquarium fish farm), a plant nursery, a hydroponics farm, and an agriculture research or experimental station;
“applicable lease” means a lease entered into with the State or a statutory body, in respect of land for agricultural use;
“applicable licence” means a temporary occupation licence issued by a Collector of Land Revenue, in respect of land for agricultural use;
“applicable tenancy agreement” means a tenancy agreement entered into with a Collector of Land Revenue, in respect of land for agricultural use.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 194/2007; S 757/2007; S 114/2008; S 449/2008; S 510/2011; S 599/2015]
Made on 30 August 2019.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[AG/LEGIS/SL/232/2015/7 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 61(4) of the Planning Act).