No. S 66
Planning Act
(Changes in Use — Lodgment Authorisation)
(Amendment) Notification 2015
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 21(6) 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 (Changes in Use — Lodgment Authorisation) (Amendment) Notification 2015 and shall come into operation on 11 February 2015.
Amendment of paragraph 2
2.  Paragraph 2 of the Planning (Changes in Use — Lodgment Authorisation) Notification (N 5) (referred to in this Notification as the principal Notification) is amended by deleting the definition of “relevant date” and substituting the following definition:
“ “relevant date”, in relation to an authorisation under paragraph 3, means the date of lodgment of the plans and documents specified in paragraph 4(1)(k), relating to the authorisation, with the competent authority;”.
Amendment of paragraph 3
3.  Paragraph 3 of the principal Notification is amended by deleting the words “paragraph 4” and substituting the words “paragraphs 4, 4A and 5”.
Amendment of paragraph 4
4.  Paragraph 4(1) of the principal Notification is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after sub‑paragraph (g), the following sub‑paragraph:
(h)the change in use and use of the relevant premises do not create any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to the amenities of the building and of the surrounding locality;”;
(b)by deleting “$100” in sub‑paragraph (k) and substituting the words “$107, inclusive of goods and services tax chargeable under the Goods and Services Tax Act (Cap. 117A)”; and
(c)by deleting the words “sub‑paragraph (f)” in sub‑paragraph (k)(iv) and substituting the words “sub‑paragraphs (f) and (h)”.
New paragraph 4A
5.  The principal Notification is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph 4, the following paragraph:
Expiry of authorisation
4A.  The authorisation obtained under paragraph 3 on or after 11 February 2015 shall lapse if the relevant premises is not used for any purpose in any Use Class or any use specified in the second column of the First Schedule within 2 years after the relevant date.”.
Amendment of paragraph 5
6.  Paragraph 5 of the principal Notification is amended by inserting, immediately after sub‑paragraph (1), the following sub‑paragraph:
(1A)  Where the authorisation under paragraph 3 in respect of any relevant premises ceases to apply under sub‑paragraph (1), then with effect from the date of cessation of that authorisation —
(a)the change in use authorised by that authorisation shall be invalid; and
(b)paragraph 3 shall cease to apply to the relevant premises.”.
[G.N. Nos. S 329/2004; S 217/2008; S 705/2008; S 337/2009; S 83/2011; S 169/2011]
Made on 9 February 2015.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
[ND265/5-12 Vol. 19; AG/LLRD/SL/232/2010/7 Vol. 1]