Application For Clearance On Use Of Industrial Premises
1. Industrial developments are incompatible with residential premises. Even with pollution control facilities to comply with emission standards, residual or fugitive emissions of smell, dust and noise cannot be totally eliminated from industries. Although these emissions are well within safe levels, they would cause nuisance problems if residential premises are built too close to industries.
2. To minimise nuisance from industries, adequate buffers are provided between residential premises and industries. To guide land use planning, industries are classified in four categories namely clean, light, general and special. industrial estates close to residential areas are, therefore, designated for clean or light industries whilst those located sufficiently far away from residential areas such as Tuas and the proposed Jurong Island are designated for special industries which have the potential to cause serious pollution or use large quantities of hazardous chemicals. To minimise pollution of water catchments, limited land within water catchments is zoned for clean or light industrial use which do not use large quantities of chemicals.
3. Land zoned for industrial use will be allocated to the industrial land developing agencies such as Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and Housing Development Board (HDB) or tendered out for development by private sectors. JTC, HDB and private developers consult CBPD on the allocation of industrial premises.
4. At this early stage of industrial development, CBPD screens industries to ensure compliance with the following:
(i) Sited in designated industrial estates and compatible with the surrounding land use.
(ii) Adopt clean technology to minimise the use of hazardous chemicals and the generation of wastes. They will also adopt processes which facilitate the recycling, reuse and recovery of wastes.
(iii) Do not pose unmanageable health and safety hazards and pollution problems.
(iv) Install pollution control equipment to comply with discharge or emission standards.
(v) Generate wastes which can be safely managed and properly disposed of.
5. The siting requirements for industries and pollution control requirements are contained in the Code of Practice on Pollution Control.
6. To facilitate evaluation, prospective industrialists shall complete the IA application form available online in CBPD's Industrial Allocation System (IAS) at website address http://ias.nea.gov.sg/PublicApplicant/Homepage.aspx (click this hyperlink to connect to IAS).
7. For enquiries on matters related to the use of industrial premises, please contact the following CBPD officers at the telephone numbers/e-mail indicated below: