The Subang Jaya Municipal Council’s approval for Dorsett Hotel to carry out a high density extension on its premise was deferred today after councillor Loi Kheng Min requested a review during the council monthly full board meeting.
Loi, who is the JKP chairman overseeing the area, suggested that the council has to garner more resident feedbacks before flashing the green light for the project at SS12.
As such, the full board meeting decided not to endorse the approval done by the One Stop Centre (OSC) committee and requested the latter to review its decision.
Dorsett Hotel recently submitted its third application to build a 1989 room extension on its land located next to the Sime Darby Medical Centre (SDMC).
The OSC committee on Sept 23 approved the application without conducting any public hearing.
Loi said he is worried that the only main road accessing SS12 will not be able to accommodate the traffic volume once the 1989 room extension is erected.
He added that a contentious issue might arise if the hotel operator is to build an overhead bridge that exits to Persiaran Kewajipan following the extension.
“The bridge will most likely cut through Subang Ria Park, a park that is still pending for resolution,” Loi said.
He stressed that since local governments are beginning to adopt Local Agenda 21, residents must be consulted first before any development takes place.
Subang Jaya Residents Association chairman A.S Gill stated that the residents will reject any development which is not in line with the quality of life and also international standards.
He said SS12 and Wangsa Baiduri are “over-developed” as numerous high density buildings has caused traffic to be extremely “sick”.
“We have more than 10,000 residents coming in and out using the same road. Even the SDMC ambulance gets stuck in congestion,” Gill said.
He warned that the Dorsett Hotel extension will further impact the traffic.
“It is amazing to see that OSC approved the 1989-room application as the hotel’s previous proposal to build an extra 1200 rooms was rejected,” he mocked.
Gill also bemoaned the non-existence of public hearings this time, unlike what had been done in the past.
“Residents must be advised before any decision was made,” he said.
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