Written Answer by Ministry of National Development on heavy vehicle parking spaces in housing estates
Jul 9, 2018 20:01
Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: To ask the Minister for National Development
a) whether he can provide an update on plans for heavy vehicle parking spaces in housing estates;
b) how many heavy vehicle parking spaces are there in Yishun; and
c) how many applicants are on the waitlist for season heavy vehicle parking lots in Nee Soon GRC.
On a nation-wide basis, the 42,280 heavy vehicle parking (HVP) spaces far exceed the 34,000 heavy vehicles registered with LTA. Today, around 30,000 of these HVP spaces are within 1km of residential estates. While heavy vehicle drivers prefer to park near where they live, other residents have raised safety and noise concerns arising from heavy vehicular traffic in residential areas. In addition, land near residential estates is needed for housing and community needs, making it difficult to continue providing heavy vehicle parks in residential estates.
This is why, if and when existing public HVPs in residential estates are phased out due to development plans, they will be replaced with HVPs in industrial sites sold through the Government Land Sales programme near the area, where possible. Business owners should work out with their drivers the appropriate transport options to commute to work, especially for those who have to drive during the wee hours.
There are 1,246 HVP spaces in and around Nee Soon GRC, of which 845 are public heavy vehicle parking spaces. All of these are subscribed with some 370 applicants on the waitlist.