Law changes sought to protect graded buildings

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 July, 2009, 12:00am

Representatives of the architects, surveyors, landscape architects and planners' institutes sought law changes to protect graded historic buildings at the Antiquities Advisory Board meeting yesterday. They said there should be a system for owners of buildings to conserve parts of buildings and have development rights transferred to other sites as compensation. The government said negotiations would be conducted on a case-by-case basis. Public consultations about grading 1,444 historic buildings ended yesterday.