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superz
09-03-2007, 01:14 AM
is that legal?

how do we encourage all the affected neighbours to do it?how much does that cost?

Teeque
09-03-2007, 02:23 AM
do a search on this topic as this was discussed not too long ago here.

mlkok
09-03-2007, 10:19 AM
Is it legal? That's a good point. But then again, try asking the robbers who uses the back lanes to commit robbery whether what they're doing is legal? :p

tan_r
09-03-2007, 11:38 AM
Is it legal? That's a good point. But then again, try asking the robbers who uses the back lanes to commit robbery whether what they're doing is legal? :p
Thank you, my friend. You made my day with your answer of the week.

thkhong
09-03-2007, 11:38 AM
Do you know why backlanes are provided into any housing development. It acts as a firebreak in case of any fire. The backlanes are also meant for emergency services such as police, ambulances and most important fire engines to get excess to the buildings concerned.

This is provided under the Building Bye-laws. If there is no byelaws do you think the developers will "waste" such spaces. They can easily build more units to increase their profits.

However, due to the level of crimes committed we have no choice but to build these gates as a prevention.So the decision is for everyone to weigh the pros and cons.

robertec
09-03-2007, 11:46 AM
Do you know why backlanes are provided into any housing development. It acts as a firebreak in case of any fire. The backlanes are also meant for emergency services such as police, ambulances and most important fire engines to get excess to the buildings concerned.

This is provided under the Building Bye-laws. If there is no byelaws do you think the developers will "waste" such spaces. They can easily build more units to increase their profits......

I always wondered why Semi-Ds and Bungalow Houses do not have backlanes? So how do the police, ambulance and fire engines, get access to the back of buildings concerned?

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Teeque
10-03-2007, 04:48 AM
i guess its becos semi-dees and bungalows hv access to the back frm the front lawn, therefore do not need backlanes...

thkhong
10-03-2007, 11:19 AM
I may not be right but the reason is that backlanes are required when developing a housing or commercial development.In case there is a fire, with the fire break in place, only that particular row of buildings are affected. The fire fighting can then be concentrated on that particular row and assistance to the affected buildings can be rendered more efficiently.Just imagine if there is no such breaks,and a fire happens.As for bungalows and semi ds there is only one or two buildings and they are built on a bigger land area. In case of fire they do not affect the neighbours and just as Teeque says the fire engines can just go right up to the front.

I have no arguments for the community protecting their property and maybe lives from burglars.But I am against unscruplous businesses blocking backlanes for their business expansion. There is this mamak shop in DJ who place 2 concrete planter boxes blocking the backlane and then putting their tables and chairs in the backlane. When I asked them why they do that, they say MBPJ has given them approval.