Good social capital development allows for discussions to explore what make a self-sustaining settlement by the locals. This kind of discussions includes the opportunity to speak out and to be part of a development process that involved in the local settlement. However, many issues have been identified towards making sustainable community developments a success, especially in settlement with a high heritage values. This paper seeks to devise solutions to issues identified with regard to development occurred in Kuala Terengganu. Knowledge of these issues may provide a useful guide for future social capital developments in a place with high heritage values.