The proper use of open space

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 March, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 March, 2008, 12:00am

The Post put the following questions about the use of public open space to the Development Bureau

Q What kind of activities are allowed on public open space, say taking photographs, sitting, eating, drinking, handing out pamphlets?

A The general principle is that activities should be lawful and not affect the right of other public users to use the same facilities.

Q What should be provided on public open space, for instance seating or trees?

A It is not compulsory for developers to provide seating and green areas. It depends on the conditions in the deed or land lease. But the relevant bureaus or departments will advise on the requirement and standard of open-space provisions with regard to the size and location of the sites.

Q Is public open space open for 24 hours?

A Most is open for 24 hours, but restricted hours apply to some.

Q To whom can the public lodge complaints about open space?

A The District Lands Office or Buildings Department.