Community Empowerment

Not Approved Building and Renovations Put Strain on Power Supply Grid

Buildings, including backrooms, not in line with the City’s spatial plan puts strain on the electricity grid and can lead to damage to the supply infrastructure and outages.

The reason for this is because the City allocates energy capacity that is based on the its spatial development plan for a specific area. The plan regulates the number of the properties as well as the type of zoning of the area. This includes the energy capacity allocation.

Renovations, especially when they change the occupancy number for the property, increase electricity consumption. This then demands that relevant infrastructure be upgraded to meet the new energy demand.

Residents are urged to submit building plans before building or renovating, as required by the City’s land use scheme.

Building plans must be submitted to the City Planning Department for necessary approval or variation.