How the dispute unfolded

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 March, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 March, 2009, 12:00am

Feb 26, 1998 Yuen Long Provisional District Board unanimously endorses government proposal to erect traffic signs banning heavy vehicles from Fairview Park Boulevard after Kam Pok Road opens.

Early 2005 Government decides to open Kam Pok Road on June 30 for heavy vehicles and installs traffic sings prohibiting container trucks from using the privately owned boulevard.

June 24, 2005 Government suspends above system after receiving complaints from villagers and truckers, allowing large trucks to continue using boulevard.

Jan 31, 2007 Boy cyclist, 12, is killed by a container truck on the boulevard.

Feb 5, 2007 Government opens Kam Pok Road but does not display signs banning container trucks from the boulevard.

Feb 7, 2007 Estate residents meet commissioner of transport.

March 11, 2007 About 400 residents march to urge banning of heavy vehicles from boulevard.

August 31, 2007 Court of First Instance dismisses an application for a judicial review of the government's 2005 refusal to ban large trucks from the boulevard, so trucks continue using the boulevard.

September 2008 Owner of Fairview Park Boulevard places advertisements in several newspapers asking those who claim the right for container trucks to use the road to provide proof of that right.

March 15, 2009 Estate management erects gates and road signs to keep trucks off the boulevard.

March 16, 2009 Villagers and truck drivers blockade the entrance to Fairview Park Estate.