Land Transport Authority

Road Line Plan FAQ


  1. What is a Road Line Plan?
    Road Line Plan shows road safeguarding information graphically using Cadastral Data from the Land Survey Division of Singapore Land Authority.
  2. What are shown on the Road Line Plan?
    The main information shown on the Road Line Plan are:
    1. Lines of Road Reserve
    2. Land required as Road Reserve
    3. Cadastral Information
    4. Road Names
  3. What are Lines of Road Reserve?
    Lines of Road Reserve are lines showing the extent of the future safeguarded roads.
  4. Which portion of land is required as Road Reserve?
    The portion of land shown coloured red on Road Line Plan is required as road reserve.
  5. Can I develop or redeveloped on the portion of land required as Road Reserve?
    No. The portion of land required as Road Reserve is to be set aside and vest in the state when development / redevelopment takes place on the subject lots. In return, the developer is allowed to use the area of the coloured portion of land for his density/plot ratio calculations in his proposed development before he vest it in the state.
  6. If I do not develop or redevelop, when will the portion of land required as Road Reserve be acquired?
    The portion of land will be acquired when the Land Transport Authority implements the road construction / improvement scheme.
  7. When do I need to remove protrusions of existing buildings into land required as Road Reserve?
    Protrusions need to be removed when the development / redevelopment of the subject lot takes place or until road construction / improvement is carried out by the Land Transport Authority, whichever is earlier.
  8. When will the construction or improvement of a road be implemented?
    The Land Transport Authority does not disclose to members of the public when a particular road would be constructed or improved.
  9. How do I know the exact dimensions / areas of the land required as Road Reserve?
    You may engage a registered surveyor to assist you on this matter.
  10. How do I know whether existing building is affected by the land required as Road Reserve?
    You may engage a registered surveyor to assist you on this matter.
  11. Where can I obtain information on buffer requirements?
    You may obtain the information on buffer requirements from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
  12. Is the entrance / exit to a property shown on the Road Line Plan?
    Road Line Plan does not show the access to a property.
  13. What is the validity period of a Road Line Plan?
    The information provided on the Road Line Plan is as available at the point of application and is provided without prejudice to any changes that may take place subsequently. Hence the Road Line Plan does not specify a validity period.
  14. What output format can be obtained from Road Line Plan?
    Output for Road Line Plan can be either in PDF or CAD format.
    1. PDF format
      The Road Line Plans in PDF are made available to customers online upon payment for downloading or printing. The Road Line Plans are made available for printing in a paper size and scale selected by the customer using the "configure plan setting" prior to the payment of RLP for the generation of RLPs. For more details of how to use the "configure plan setting" please refer to the users manual, which may be downloaded from the website. Printed Road Line Plans can be send to the customers, if preferred, upon payment for posting services. The printed Road Line Plan would be based on paper size and scale selected by the customers using the "configure plan setting".
      • Line of Road Reserve - safeguarded roads indicated as red continuous lines.
      • Line of Tunnel Reserve - safeguarded road tunnels indicated as red broken lines.
      • Cadastral Information - the selected lots' text are highlighted in red.
      • Road Names.
      • Land required as Road Reserve - portions of land shaded in pink colour.
      • Textural description "Road Safeguarding Lines do not cut subject lots" displayed on Road Line Plan when Line of Road Reserve or Line of Tunnel reserve do not cut the subject lots.
      • Dimensions scaled from the printed Road Line Plan are subject to final survey and acceptance by the Singapore Land Authority.
    2. CAD format
      Road Line Plan in CAD format are in 1:1 in true co-ordinates and it follows the principles established in the Code of Practice for Construction Computer Aided Design (CAD) - CP83. CAD software is required to use the data provided. Users are expected to be specially skilled and trained in the various CAD tools for the usage of these set of data for preparation of development plans as well as plotting purposes.
      The data made available are:
      • Line of Road Reserve - CAD layer named as 'ROADWIDL'.
      • Line of Tunnel Reserve - CAD layer named as 'ROADTUNN'.
      • Cadastral Information - CAD layers named as 'SITECADA' & 'ANOTCANO'.
      • Road Names - CAD layer named as 'ANOTRDNM'.
      • Land required as Road Reserve - CAD layer named as 'ROADLAND'.
      Dimensions measured from the Road Line Plan in CAD format are subject to final survey and acceptance by the Singapore Land Authority.