SINGAPORE: The Ministry of National Development (MND) has decided to proceed with a dormitory development at the former school site at Serangoon Gardens for manufacturing and services workers.
The capacity will be capped at 600 for a start.
MND will consider increasing to a maximum of 1,000 in future if there's a need and after further consultations.
It adds that various measures to address residents' concerns will be implemented.
These include a new access road into Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 that will be constructed to serve the dormitory.
Meanwhile, the entrance at Burghley Drive will be closed except for emergency fire engine.
The dormitory will start operation within a year with self contained facilities like provision shops.
The dormitory operator will be required to implement a set of security measures and house rules such as no illegal activities.
They will also be increasing the buffer space between residents and the dormitory with additional fencing and planters to screen the site. - CNA/vm