The Qualified Person (QP) has to submit development plan for NParks’ assessment and approval at Development Control (DC), Building Plan (BP) and Certification of Statutory Completion (CSC) stages.
Application for DC Approval
Generally, NParks’ DC approval is required if your development will be:
a. Providing new or affecting existing requisite planting areas, such as green buffers and peripheral planting verge, within the development site.
b. Affecting existing requisite planting areas, such as green buffers and peripheral planting verges, which are within adjacent sites to your development.
c. Removing trees (above 1.0m girth) within a Tree Conservation Area or vacant land.
d. Affecting roadside trees due to proposed entrances or boundary walls.
e. Affecting Heritage Road green buffers.
f. Providing an open space as part of a landed housing development, or any other development as stipulated by URA.
g. Proposing new or relocating existing pedestrian overhead bridge, second level link bridge or underground linkage.
Application for BP Approval
There are two different types of BP application to NParks: BP for Internal work- BP (Internal) and BP for external work -BP (external). Generally, BP (internal) application is for NParks’ approval for requirements within the development site, whereas BP (external) application is for NParks’ requirements outside of the development site, usually along the roadside.
QP will be notified through NParks' DC approval letter to make application for NParks' BP (internal) approval for their specific development. Generally, NParks would be assessing the following:
a. Planting scheme for the requisite planting areas such as green buffers, peripheral planting verges and open air parking planting areas.
b. Conservation of trees (above 1.0m girth) within a Tree Conservation Area or vacant land.
c. Technical requirements and planting scheme for open space, which is provided as part of a landed housing development or any other development as stipulated by URA.
Generally, NParks’ BP (external) clearance is required if your development will be:
a.Providing new or affecting existing roadside green verges.
b.Proposing new or removing existing roadside greenery, including trees and shrubs, which are under NParks’ management.
c. Affecting Heritage Road green buffer.
d. Proposing new or relocating existing pedestrian overhead bridge, or any other infrastructure, which requires the provision of irrigation system to be handed over for NParks’ management.
Application for CSC approval
NParks’ BP approval will indicate whether the application for NParks’ CSC approval is required. When the development works are completed, QP may request for an inspection for the completed greenery provision and plantings. CSC clearance will be issued when the completed works are in accordance with the approved plan/s and meet NParks’ requirements.
CSC inspection is strictly based on the approved plan/s and waiver will not be granted at CSC stage. Any deviation from the approved plan should be re-submitted for BP amendment and clearance.