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This document serves as a general guide only, actual requirements may differ between the local councils. Do refer to the relevant local council for the current and council specific requirements.
As a general rule, a built located in an environmentally sensitive area (Kawasan Sensitif Alam Sekitar) requires approval from JPPKSAS. This approval is often a complex and lengthy process. Therefore, a well-planned built requires an understanding of the information required for this approval, the timeline and the scope of services needed from the design team.
What does JPPKSAS stand for
Jawatankuasa Penyelarasan Pembangunan Kawasan Sensitif Alam Sekitar Wilayah Persekutuan
When will a built require JPPKSAS's approval
Upon DO application, the local council decides if the built requires JPPKSAS's approval. The design team could preempt this through pre-consultation with the council.
As a general rule, a built located in an environmentally sensitive area (Kawasan Sensitif Alam Sekitar) requires approval.
The following can be deemed as an environmentally sensitive area:
The process of obtaining approval is as detailed in the figure below.
The process of obtaining approval
Typical authorities that could be involved
Other authorities that could be involved
Information to be submited Geotechnical
Information to be submited Civil
First published in June 2019 l Rev 01 l July 2021 l © ohr 2019 - 2021
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