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Guidelines on Greenery Provision and Tree Conservation for Developments

 

We have put together a set of guidelines to describe the statutory requirements on greenery provision, tree planting and conservation for development projects in Singapore.  The guidelines also illustrate the procedures for submitting development plans to NParks for clearance.

To download the copy, please click below:

 

 

Last modified: 30 January 2023

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Check out the recent changes to the guidelines:  

Chapter No

Chapter Title

Updates

3

Greenery Provision Within Premises

· Removal of multi-storey carpark from green buffer requirements for development boundaries fronting roads

· Clarification on the length of encroachment for allowable structure(s) within planting areas

· Removal of grass paver requirement for open air parking areas at street level

· Update to planting scheme submission under NParks’ streamlined application process

 

 

4

Greenery Provision for Roadside

· Replacement of the term “fire engine hardstanding areas” with “fire engine accessways”

· Update to the specifications for Approved Soil Mixture (ASM)

· Update to the Pedestrian Overhead Bridge trough soil specifications

 

 

5

Planting Specifications of Trees/ Palms/ Shrubs/ Hedges/ Turf

 

 

· Inclusion of establishment period for newly planted trees/palms

· Update to staking requirement

· Indication of turf species required for reinstatement

6

Open Space for Landed Housing Development

 

 

· Removal of NParks hotline from examples of NParks signs

8

Submission Procedure

· Rearrangement of submission procedure stages

· New section on Building Works Not Requiring NParks’ Approval at the Development Control and Certificate of Statutory Completion stages 

· Removal of grass pavers requirements for open air parking areas at street level

· New section on NParks’ streamlined application process

· Inclusion of developments affecting shrubs and ornamental plants under development projects requiring DC Approval

 

9

Self-Declaration

· Removal of grass paver requirement for open air parking areas at street level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Clarification to plan submission requirements for DC, BP and CSC application to NParks

• Non-compliance application procedure

• Clarification to plan submission requirements for DC, BP and CSC application to NParks

• Non-compliance application procedure

Last updated on 18 January 2023

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