Residents at Villa Verde in Choa Chu Kang use bins to 'chope' parking spaces

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Yet another Stomper has come forward to share how some residents are preventing visitors or outsiders from parking in their estate.

The Stomper told Stomp that he noticed several residents in Villa Verde estate in Choa Chu Kang use blue and green bins to 'chope' parking spaces in the neighbourhood.

"Some residents even place flower pots on the road to deter road users," he said.

"Residents even quarrel at times, especially with those who have moved from HDB flats recently to these houses."

"All these actions are unfair to Singaporeans who are visiting there and cannot park in spaces choped by residents who treat these as their parking lots.  

"One resident said that he bought the house so outside he can park.

"They bought the houses but not the public roads."

In response to a Stomp query on a similar incident, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said: "For such issues within the private estates, the LTA adopts a community approach towards resolving them by advising residents to ensure that their objects do not pose a safety hazard or an obstruction to other users.

"In cases where a community approach fails, or if there are immediate safety concerns caused by the obstruction, LTA will take the necessary enforcement action.

"Under Section 32A of the Street Works Act, LTA is empowered to enforce against any person(s) for placing articles or things on public streets, five-footways and private foot-ways which may cause obstruction and/or inconvenience to the passage of the public."

Such instances have been highlighted since Jade Seah called out 'self-entitled' landed home owners after receiving a note for parking in a private estate.

One Stomper shared how residents at Meragi Close leave notes on cars telling drivers to 'park at your HDB carpark'.

In Bukit Timah, residents allegedly bought their own traffic cones to 'chope' parking spaces.

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