The Department of Town and Country Planning Peninsular Malaysia (Jabatan Perancangan Bandar dan Desa Semenanjung Malaysia, JPBD) has finally published the Guidelines for Gated Community (GC) and Guarded Neighbourhood (GN) in their website.
By definition, "Gated Community" refers to a gated and guarded residential community, either in highrise or landed properties. The properties in a Gated Community need to have strata title (including landed strata). This kind of community is only allowed in limited location in urban area.
Meanwhile, "Guarded Neighbourhood" refers to residential community with individual land title properties which has security service either with or without security house. It can be of "guarded only" (without fence) and "guarded and gated" (with fence).
For Gated Community:
- Minimum area under the scheme is 1 hectar and maximum is 10 hectar (200-500 house units)
- The roads and shared amenities inside the GC belong to the community, and managed by Management Corporation elected by the residents
- Building of wall to separate the community from its neighbourhood is not allowed
- Social Impact Analysis needs to be carried out before the establishment of GC be considered
- Need to have 2 entrances/exits (one for main usage, another for emergency)
- Perimeter fencing of height not more than 9 feets and at least 50% visible from outside is allowed
- Boom gate is not allowed
- Guard house of 1.8m x 2.4m
- The houses cannot be more than 4 levels (18.5 meters) from basement
- Visitors' parking must be allocated
- Only allowed in urban area
- Establishment of GN needs to be proposed by Residents Association and supported by majority of the residents
- Guard house of 1.8m x 2.4m or smaller
- Manual boom gate with 24 hours security control can be considered
- Guards need to registered with Home Ministry