PETALING JAYA: The Petaling Jaya City Council is looking into several planning possibilities for future projects, including doing away with back lanes.
"We will study its necessity and see whether the feature is required in terms of safety and so forth," said Mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad at a recent full board meeting, here.
If the feature is retained as a design element, the council will then call on developers to build smaller lanes. The possibility of changing its function into garden stretches or for rainwater harvesting will also be studied.
She said this following complaints over indiscriminate dumping that made the back lanes hotbeds for vermin, as that some residents and property owners are fencing up and locking back lanes, or parking in them.
There was also the security concern that the lanes were often accessed by bad hats, especially burglars. Read more ......