July building approvals decline
The Buildings Department approved 20 building plans in July, down from the preceding month's 25 approvals.
The approved plans covered eight residential-related projects and seven factory and industrial ventures, mostly of a small scale.
The biggest project was the Hong Kong Housing Society's plan to build three 38-storey apartment blocks in Tsing Yi - involving a gross floor area of 601,490 square feet.
Glad Point received approval to develop four 15-storey to 27-storey apartment blocks in Tuen Mun. Gain Glory Development will build 24 four-storey residential blocks in Yuen Long.
Kwai Hung Realty received the green light for a revised plan to build a 14-storey apartment block with club house in Homestead Road on The Peak.
In July, consent was given for works to start on 11 projects, which will provide on completion 909,418 sq ft of usable domestic floor area and 447,330 sq ft of non-domestic area.