Resolve development order first, says councillor
Published: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
SUBANG JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) is being urged to put on hold all auxiliary submissions on the Dorsett Place Waterfront Development until discrepancies over whether the Mayland Group will be allowed to sell the hotel suites is resolved.
Councillor Rajiv Rishyakaran called for the move during the council full board meeting on Wednesday after MPSJ’s decision to approve the landscape plans submitted by the developer.
“Why are we approving their landscaping plans when we haven’t resolved the development order with them? We must postpone all decisions until a resolution is found,” he said.
Under the development order, Mayland is allowed to build and renovate 1,989 units of hotel suites in SS12.
But residents and councillors have objected to the development after the developer advertised to sell these units.
“MPSJ had rejected their previous applications in 2007 and 2009 to build service apartments. Their intention to sell the hotel suites as individual units is akin to selling service apartments but with a different name. We need to resolve this issue before approving any of their auxiliary applications,” he said
Councillor Chang Kim Loong added that the council should set up a special committee to discuss the issue with the architect and planner of the development project.
“We need to resolve this as soon as possible because the people who bought these units are equally confused and we need to give an answer to them,” he said.
MPSJ president Asmawi Kasbi said all these matters will be discussed in a special meeting with representatives from Grand Dorsett Hotel and the developer today (Friday).