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MASTER PLAN AND CONSERVATION AREAS AND GUIDELINES
6. The Master Plan means the Master Plan that was originally submitted to and approved by the Governor in Council on 5th August 1958 under the provisions of Part IV of the Singapore Improvement Ordinance (Cap. 259, 1955 Ed.) as subsequently amended under the repealed Act or this Act, and includes the approved maps and written statement.
—(1) For the purpose of providing more detailed interpretation of the Master Plan, the competent authority may, from time to time, prepare and certify further maps on a scale larger than that of the maps contained in the Master Plan.
(2) Upon such certification the plan shall be known as a “Certified Interpretation Plan”.
—(1) At least once in every 5 years after 1st April 1998, the competent authority shall review the Master Plan and submit to the Minister a report of his review together with proposals for amendment to the Master Plan which he may consider expedient.
(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), the competent authority may at any time also submit to the Minister proposals for amendment to the Master Plan.
(3) Proposals for amendment to the Master Plan may provide for any of the following in relation to the whole of the area which is the subject of the Master Plan or any part thereof:
change of plot ratios;
change of the written statement in any respect;
designation of conservation areas; or
any other purpose therein stated.
(4) A proposal for any amendment to the Master Plan may include such maps, written statements and other matter as may be prescribed and such other information as the competent authority considers necessary.
(5) A proposal for any amendment to the Master Plan shall be submitted to the Minister for approval and shall be accompanied by a planning report.
(6) The Minister may approve the proposal with or without modifications or reject it.
(7) When the Minister approves of a proposed amendment to the Master Plan, the Master Plan shall have effect as amended as from the date of the approval of the Minister.
(8) In the event of any conflict between provisions of the Master Plan, the most recently approved provision shall prevail.
—(1) Where in the opinion of the Minister any area is of special architectural, historic, traditional or aesthetic interest, the Minister may approve under section 8 a proposal to amend the Master Plan to designate the area as a conservation area.
(2) A conservation area may comprise —
a single building; or
a group of buildings.
—(1) The Minister may make rules to provide for the form, content and procedure to be followed in connection with the preparation, submission and approval of an amendment to the Master Plan.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), such rules may, in particular, require —
the competent authority to publish in prescribed circumstances a notice of the submission of any proposal to amend the Master Plan, and of the place or places where copies of the Master Plan and of the proposal may be inspected;
objections and representations made in accordance with the rules to be considered, and public inquiries or other hearings in such cases as may be prescribed to be held before the Master Plan is amended by the Minister; and
copies of the Master Plan or parts thereof to be made available for free inspection by and for sale at a reasonable cost to the public.
(3) All rules made under this section shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.
—(1) The competent authority may, from time to time, issue guidelines for the conservation of buildings or land within a conservation area and for the protection of their setting.
(2) The competent authority shall publish and make available copies of such guidelines for free inspection and for sale at a reasonable cost to the public.