This article outlines the basic relation to the definition, principles of planning and open space planning standards to be adhered to by developers. It is the intention of this article can drive the state authorities, local authorities and developers in planning, control and monitor the preparation and development of open space in an effective and sustainable. Although the relevant planning policies and standards of open space and recreation has been drafted and adopted, but many issues and problems in the preparation and development of open spaces still exist. Standards of open space provision of 10 per cent of the development area has been used by developers, local authorities and the State Department of Town and Country Planning. If this standard continues to apply the target in order to achieve developed nation status by 2020 will fail. Thus at the Meeting of National Physical Planning Council (NPPC) No. 1/2005 has been decided that the provision of open space should be in accordance with the target of 2 hectares of public open space per 1,000 population. Accordingly, this article will explore the suitability of current open space standards 10 percent of the development area. In addition, the target of 2 hectares of public open space per 1,000 population was also studied and interpreted the literature review to see the benefits of this target to developers, local authorities and public.
Research and Development Division,
Federal Department of Town and Country Planning,
Ministry of Housing and Local Government,
Unit No. 50-12-2B, & 50-13-1, Wisma UOA Damansara,
No. 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights,
50490 Kuala Lumpur,
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