RESIDENTS in a block in Woodlands are up in arms over the proposed construction of an eldercare day centre in the neighbourhood.
Out of the 60 five-room units in the block, 53 opposed the move and have sent a petition to their Member of Parliament.
They fear the centre will cause their property prices to drop, and take up space in the void deck which is used for weddings and wakes, among other reasons.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is planning for the centre to be set up at the void decks of Blocks 860 and 861 at Woodlands Street 83.
The first of its kind in Woodlands, the 570sq-m centre is to be run by the Sree Narayana Mission.
More in The New Paper on Friday (Feb 3).