Planning with the Environment in mind
Due to continued household growth and evolving housing needs, there is a strong demand for public housing in both mature and non-mature estates. To meet Singaporeans’ housing needs, land is set aside for residential uses and supporting amenities and these are reflected in URA’s gazetted Master Plan. For sites located closer to sensitive nature areas, we conduct in-depth environmental studies to assess the expected impact on the environment.
These environmental studies, which are carried out by independent consultancies, provide us with a better understanding of the existing biodiversity and conditions of the sites. They guide our development plans for the areas and inform mitigating measures to minimise the environmental impact of development works. An Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) would also be developed for each site to mitigate and manage any potential impact of development.
We also engage varied groups of nature and community stakeholders to strengthen the rigour of the studies. The findings from the environmental studies and feedback received through engagements are carefully considered, together with other Government agencies like URA and NParks, before a project is allowed to proceed.
This established process adopts a holistic and science-based approach to balance development and nature conservation in Singapore, ensuring that our projects are undertaken with great care, and that Singaporeans’ housing needs, both present and future, are met.
Read our latest environmental study reports and share with us your feedback.
Miltonia Close has been largely zoned for residential development in URA’s Master Plan since 2003. HDB has appointed a consultant to conduct an environmental baseline study (EBS) for this site to guide the development plans for this area.
The study highlighted a proposed core conservation area to take note of when planning the site. Through our engagement and with feedback from Nature Groups, we are studying how we could retain the key elements of this proposed core conservation area, and a sizeable area of greenery, above what has already been safeguarded under the Master Plan.
The EBS report is available for public feedback from 14 Oct 2021 to 11 Nov 2021, and we welcome your feedback to help us achieve the best balance of land use for all Singaporeans.
Woodlands North has been largely zoned for residential development in URA’s Master Plan since 2003. As the area is close to Admiralty Park, HDB has appointed a consultant to conduct an Environmental Impact Study (EIS).
The study highlighted a proposed core conservation area to take note of when planning the site. Through our engagement and with feedback received from Nature Groups, we are studying how we could retain the proposed core conservation area, to possibly form an extension of Admiralty Park, as part of the plans.
The EIS report is available for public feedback from 14 Oct 2021 to 11 Nov 2021, and we welcome your feedback to help us achieve the best balance of land use for all Singaporeans.
Bukit Batok Hillside Park Environmental Impact Studies Report (PDF, 22MB)
Finalised report after reviewing all public feedback received.
Ulu Pandan Estate Environmental Baseline Study Report (PDF, 19MB)
Thank you for sharing your feedback. We have carefully considered all feedback received, and would like to share in detail our considerations and plans for the Ulu Pandan site in this report.
You can access the report here.