Jan 22, 2014
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Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB) has launched six Build-To-Order (BTO) projects with 3,139 new flats in four non-mature towns - Bukit Batok, Jurong West, Punggol and Woodlands) and one mature town (Serangoon - in what is the tranche of the 24,300 BTO flats that the HDB has planned for release in 2014.

For the rest of the year, there will be a mix of BTO flat types in towns including Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Kallang Whampoa, Punggol, Sembawang, Sengkang, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Yishun.

Starting with this launch, HDB will also introduce a standard suite of eco-features in all new public housing developments, which will help to manage water, energy and waste more efficiently.

These include eco-pedestals in bathrooms which recycle water for toilet flushing, LED lighting with motion sensor controls and regenerative lifts that help to lower energy consumption, as well as Centralised Chutes for Recyclables (CCR) to promote recycling.

More covered bicycle parking lots and bicycle wheel ramps will also be added to new projects to encourage residents to adopt a more environmentally-friendly mode of transport. This is part of HDB’s continuing effort to build environmentally sustainable homes for our residents.

The 3,139 new flats launched today comprise Studio Apartments (SAs), two-room to five-room flats, as well as 3Gen flats to meet the diverse housing needs of first-timers, second-timers, multi-generation families, elderly and singles.

First-timers will continue to enjoy priority flat allocation, with at least 85 percent (for four-room and five-room) and 70 percent (for two-room and three-room) of the BTO flat supply in non-mature towns/estates set aside for them.

Eligible first-timer singles have the option of applying for a 2-room flat in Punggol Vue (pictured) or Woodlands Glen.

Married/courting couples who wish to apply for a 3Gen flat together with their parent(s) can apply for one in Punggol BayView. Other multi-generation families wishing to live in the same BTO project can apply under the Multi-Generation Priority Scheme (MGPS)1 and there will be flats set aside in Bukit Gombak Vista, Punggol Vue, Punggol BayView, and Woodlands Glen.

In addition, 50 percent of the SA supply in Bukit Gombak Vista, Golden Ginger, and Golden Lavender will be reserved for elderly applicants under the Studio Apartment Priority Scheme (SAPS).

Applicationx for the BTO flats can be submitted online from today until January 28. Eligible applicants can apply for only one flat type in one town only.

Full details, prices and more about the application process:

 

Andrew Batt, International Group Editor of PropertyGuru Group, wrote this story. To contact him about this or other stories email andrew@propertyguru.com.sg

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