No. S 604
Planning Act
(Development of Land Authorisation)
(Amendment) Notification 2019
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 21(6) of the Planning Act, the Minister for National Development makes the following Notification:
Citation and commencement
1.  This Notification is the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) (Amendment) Notification 2019 and comes into operation on 1 September 2019.
Amendment of paragraph 2
2.  Paragraph 2 of the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) Notification (N 1) is amended —
(a)by deleting sub-paragraph (e) of sub-paragraph (1) and substituting the following sub‑paragraph:
(e)the carrying out of operations requisite for agricultural use (including the digging of wells and ponds) on land sold or leased, or agreed to be sold or leased by the State or a statutory board for agricultural use, except that the operations are subject to the following conditions:
(i)any approval, licence, or permission required from any other relevant authority is to be obtained before the commencement of the operations;
(ii)the operations are to be carried out in compliance with all relevant planning guidelines issued by the competent authority, and with any other written law;”;
(b)by inserting, immediately before the definitions of “amusement centre”, “betting outlet”, etc. in sub‑paragraph (6), the following definitions:
“ “addition and alteration works” means any addition, alteration or improvement to or enlargement of any building or structure;
“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;”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately after the definition of “floor area” in sub-paragraph (6), the following definitions:
“ “landed dwelling-house” has the meaning given by the Planning (Development Charges) Rules (R 5);
“non-landed residential building” has the meaning given by the Planning (Development Charges) Rules;
“statutory board” means a body corporate established by or under any public Act to perform or discharge a public function;”.
Amendment of paragraph 3
3.  Paragraph 3 of the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) Notification is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after “(d),” in sub-paragraph (2), “(e),”; and
(b)by inserting, immediately after sub-paragraph (2), the following sub-paragraph:
(2A)  The authorisation under paragraph 2(1)(e) does not apply to —
(a)any operation involving the development of land for which the State or a statutory board has granted a tenancy or a licence; or
(b)any erection of, or the carrying out of any additional and alteration works to —
(i)any building or structure exceeding one storey;
(ii)any building or structure exceeding 12 metres in height from ground level;
(iii)any landed dwelling-house or non‑landed residential building; or
(iv)any building or structure not directly related to the agricultural use of the land.”.
Transitional provision
4.  Any operation requisite for the agricultural use of land that is commenced before 1 September 2019, and that is authorised by paragraph 2(1)(e) of the Planning (Development of Land Authorisation) Notification as in force immediately before that date, continues to be so authorised as if this Notification had not been made.
[G.N. Nos. S 326/2004; S 525/2006; S 216/2008; S 336/2009; S 743/2010; S 82/2011; S 290/2015]
Made on 30 August 2019.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[AG/LEGIS/SL/232/2015/4 Vol. 1]