Farm Plans & Development
Farm Development/Amendment Plan Submission
Step 1. Get clearance and approval
You have to submit these plans AVA for clearance and BCA for building plan approval:
- farm layout plans
- building plans
Step 2: Engage a Qualified Person before submitting plans
You have to engage an Qualified Person (Architect or Professional Engineer) to assist you in the submission of your farm plans.
Step 3: Submit farm plans
Your Qualified Person has to submit the farm plans to AVA for clearance and to BCA for building plan approval using opens in a new windowe-submission (Corenet system).
A meeting can be arranged together with your Qualified Person to find out more about the requirements for the design of the farm and submission of farm plans to AVA and BCA for approval.
For more clarifications on the submission of farm plans, please contact:
Mr Yeo Meng Wah
Senior Licensing Executive
Tel 6805 2510
Guidelines for Visitor Amenities
The opens in a new windowUrban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has drawn up these guidelines for farm operators who are interested to include visitor amenities on their farms:
|Type of Use
Gross Floor Area
- Snack bar
- Outdoor refreshment areas
- Retail outlets (for sale of farm and non-farm products like souvenirs)
- Visitor centre
(For use as a museum or education centre to showcase farm-related exhibits like its local history)
Development Charge or differential premium will be levied for the visitor amenities. You have to submit your development plans for the proposed visitor amenities, together with your business proposals to AVA for endorsement before submission of the Development Application to URA.
Renewing tenancy agreement for farms
Short-term tenancies of land for farming are on a 1-year to 3-year term.
Existing tenants who wish to apply for renewal of tenancy for another term should write to AVA 3 months before the existing tenancy expires at:
Site Licensing Section
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore
52 Jurong Gateway Road #09-01
Renewal of tenancy letter
You will be informed in writing if your request for renewal of tenancy has been approved. In the letter, you will be informed of:
- new terms of tenancy
- amount of payment for the annual land rent and other charges
Upon acceptance of renewal
You need to make the required payment by the stated due date to signify acceptance of the new terms of tenancy. You also have to produce a fresh security deposit equivalent to 3-month of the annual land rent either in:
- banker's guarantee
- insurance bond
You have to go to the AVA office to execute the new Tenancy Agreement and also produce a cashier order to the Commissioner of Stamp Duties for payment of stamp fees for the Tenancy Agreement.
Extension of Land Leases for Farms
Existing leasehold farm owners who want to apply for an extension of their existing land leases should write to:
Commissioner of Lands, Singapore Land Authority
Revenue House 55 Newton Road, #12-01