TTDI residents to take DBKL to court over high-rise project

29 Aug 2017 / 18:38 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur High Court has granted leave for Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) community representatives to pursue a judicial review against Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Mayor Datuk Seri Mohd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz.
The judicial review will be over a proposed housing development in Taman Rimba Kiara where the development includes plans to build eight blocks of between 42 and 54-storey high-end serviced apartments, while another 29-storey block comprising of 350 units of affordable housing will be allocated to the TTDI longhouse residents.
The park stakeholders have been protesting against the development since news of the project was made public last year.
Save Taman Rimba Kiara Working Group committee coordinator Leon Koay said leave was granted by the High Court on Aug 23.
"The focus of the application is on why they made a decision like this, and whether they went through the right processes and demonstrated the right kind of diligence in making the decision," he was quoted as saying at a press conference.
The management bodies of the five apartment complexes closest to Taman Rimba Kiara, TTDI Residents Association and individual residents are the parties to the judicial review.
Case management at the High Court has been fixed for Sept 6.
Koay said case management was a time for the registrar to decide on the schedule to file documents and set the timetable for the case.
He said the judicial review application requests include an order from the court to quash a conditional planning permission granted by DBKL to Memang Perkasa, the developer, on Feb 28 and an order from the court quashing a development order granted by DBKL to Memang Perkasa on July 13.

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