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HDB’s Ulu Pandan development to include greener, sustainable elements

The plan weaves in nature and water bodies into the housing landscape.

Brandon Leong

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Published: 30 July 2021, 3:43 PM

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has announced plans to incorporate greener and more sustainable elements into their Ulu Pandan development. 

Expected to launch in the second half of 2022, the new housing project looks to preserve the natural parks in the western part of the estate whilst also looking to connect Clementi Forest to the Southern Ridges as an ecological network. 

To preserve the natural elements of the estate, HDB consulted nature groups to refine their Ulu Pandan plans. The Environmental Baseline Study (EBS) report was subsequently published for public feedback where the consensus amongst residents was that the surrounding nature should be preserved whilst also developing part of the site to provide public housing for young couples to meet the continued demand.  


The Ulu Pandan conceptual plan will also include preserving five hectares of greenery for park and recreational use. PHOTO CREDIT: HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD


The project looks to weave in green and blue elements such as nature and water bodies into the housing landscape, such as the Ulu Pandan Canal and a natural stream to enhance the liveability and sustainability of the environment. 

The conceptual plan includes establishing a green corridor along the Ulu Pandan Canal to serve as an ecological channel facilitating wildlife movement, retaining the natural stream with a riparian buffer to accommodate aquatic biodiversity and creating a lower-rise housing zone along the canal.

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