Written answer by Ministry of National Development on environmental impact assessment for proposed rezoning of Sungei Serangoon to build bus depot
Nov 6, 2023
Question No: 5366
Question by: Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong
To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the proposed rezoning from ‘park’ to ‘road’ at Sungei Serangoon for the construction of a bus depot (a) whether any environmental impact assessment has been carried out or whether any studies have been undertaken on the environmental impact of the construction of the road and bus depot; (b) if so, whether such assessment or studies can be disclosed to the public; and (c) what measures have been or will be taken to mitigate any negative environmental impact.
As part of our planning process, environmental studies are required for developments which may potentially cause significant environmental impact.
2. As the bus depot at Sungei Serangoon will be constructed on a brownfield site comprising primarily young regrowth scrubland, the potential impact on sensitive habitats was assessed to be limited and an environmental study was therefore not required. To mitigate any environmental impact, LTA will put in place measures such as earth control measures and restricted working hours during the construction of the bus depot.