The Government's aggressive ramping up of the supply of Build-to-Order (BTO) flats has got at least one group of residents unhappy.

Some of the residents of Park Central, a Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project in Ang Mo Kio St 52 are upset over Housing Development Board’s (HDB) plans to build a 710-unit BTO project barely 50 metres from their development, which was launched less than a year ago.

The upcoming BTO project is poised for launch sometime in September and some residents at Park Central have voiced their concern about the dust and noise generated and whether there are sufficient amenities such as car park lots, to cater to another cluster of flats via the Facebook page of their Member of Parliament, Mr Ang Hin Kee.

MP Ang has assured residences that he is working with the HDB make sure that their concerns raised are attended to and addressed adequately .

He added that he empathised with the residents as they have just moved into the estate not long ago.

However, given the scarcity of land in Singapore, some property analysts the residents should be prepared for the vacant land to be utilised for housing. 

According to Nicholas Mak, Head of research and consultancy for SLP International, HDB has a rather packed building programme, so if there is vacant land near the DBSS project, there is a possibility that the Government could develop HDB flats.

The Government has been aggressively ramping up of its supply of public housing flats, with National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan announcing in his blog on Monday that at least 20,000 new Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats will be built next year.

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