Relocation of Paya Lebar Air Base will free up 800ha of land

By Angela Teo / The Edge Property | July 20, 2017 3:16 PM SGT
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The Paya Lebar Air Base (PLAB, below) will be relocated to an expanded Tengah Air Base, a joint statement released by MND, NEA and SLA on July 18 says. This means 800ha of land in the north-east region — larger than the current Bishan or Ang Mo Kio towns — will be freed up for new residential units, office and industrial spaces, as well as parks.
To expand Tengah Air Base, the government will acquire four plots of private land, which currently house ornamental and food fish farms and a nursery, continue the ongoing phased exhumation of graves at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery, and carry out road realignment works. About 45,500 Chinese graves and 35,000 Muslim graves will be exhumed.
By moving PLAB to Tengah Air Base, the height restrictions around Paya Lebar and a broader area stretching down to Marina South will be lifted, allowing for taller future developments in these areas.
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Paya Lebar Air Base
Source: RSAF

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