14 Aug 95
Mr Paul Low
Regulations, Codes and Standard Committee
Singapore Institute of Architects
PLANNING GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE VICINITY OF MRT TRACKS
We refer to your letter dated 17 Jul 95.
2 The current noise guideline adopted to guide developments in thevicinity of MRT tracks is 67 dBA (Leq 1 hour) at the facade of building.Generally, the guideline can be achieved by providing the following buildingsetbacks for residential developments near MRT tracks:
|Orientation of Building ||Building Setback |
|Fronting ||35m |
|End-wall facing track ||25m |
3 We would like to clarify that the end-wall of a building which faces the MRT may have glass blocks or fixed glass panels so long as they have thesame noise attenuation effect.
4 The current building setback guidelines may be reduced provided that noise abatement measures are incorporated in to the design of buildings to achieve acceptable indoor noise levels within noise-sensitive rooms such as living/dinning, study and bed rooms. Acoustic consultants may have to be engaged to propose noise abatement measure and to assess if acceptable indoor noise levels could be achieved.
5 Please contact me if you need any clarification.
FOONG CHEE LEONG
CENTRAL BUILDING PLAN UNIT