Cluster Homes

strata housing

WHAT IS CLUSTER HOUSING

Cluster Housing is landed housing with shared communal facilities.  All units have ground contact.  It uses the strata title arrangement to define the extent of the private areas and communal areas.  The units are linked in clusters and may be arranged in different permutations, thereby giving rise to different layouts.  Cluster housing shall comprise at least 2 different housing types, one of which must be the terrace type.

Strata housing development comprising purely terrace units ie 3 or more units linked together, shall be described as strata terrace housing or townhouses regardless of the configuration of the building blocks.  Strata housing developments comprising purely semi-detached units be described as strata semi-detached housing.  Strata housing developments comprising a mix of detached and semi-detached units be described as mixed strata detached/semi-detached housing.

No condominium status will be accorded to the above developments.

RATIONALE

  1. Adds Variety To Residential EnvironmentIn view of the peculiar manner in which the housing units can be arranged, Cluster Housing adds variety to a residential environment.Additional Choice To Consumers
  2. Cluster Housing increases the choice of housing types available in the market today.  This new type of housing may be attractive to some people.Consistent Streetscape
  3. Landed housing like detached, semi-detached and terrace houses with multiple ownership of the streetblock frequently leads to an untidy streetscape due to numerous ad-hoc additions & alterations over time.  However, as Cluster Housing is a strata-type development with collective ownership by all residents, a greater control over incompatible additions & alterations can be maintained.  It can therefore give rise to greater consistency in the streetscape.

Source: URA Circular