17 new building plans approved in June
Updated at 1.51pm:
The Buildings Department said on Wednesday it had approved 17 building plans in June - six on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and 10 in the New Territories.
The approvals include six for apartments and apartment/commercial developments, five for commercial developments, two for factory and industrial developments and four for community services developments, the department said.
In the same month, agreement was given for work on 27 projects. When completed, these will provide 135,289 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,874 units. They will also provide 24,268 square metres of gross floor area for non-domestic use.
The department also issued 26 occupation permits - 13 on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.
Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use is 219,303 square metres. Encapsulated in this are 3,066 units, and 21,809 square metres for non-domestic use.
The declared cost of the new buildings completed in June totalled about $2.884 billion. This is $1.611 billion less than in May.
In addition, four demolition consents involving four building structures were issued.
The department said it had received 1,729 complaints against unauthorised building works in June. It also issued 2,452 removal orders for unauthorised works.