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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing ... for conventional dwellings. Under an outline plan for the Tai O Town Centre, six hectares of land on the banks of Tai O Creek and along Shek Tsai Po Street- mainly occupied by wooden stilt houses built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Peggy Sito, Yvonne Liu

    ... Peggy Sito and Yvonne Liu Chief executive's focus on building homes is making space for other uses scarce, say critics who want to a see a broader development plan Housing push puts industrial sector out The government's bias towards housing development in planning policy has left business owners crying out for industrial space. As Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... housing, property analysts say. The concerns centre on the Town Planning Board's track record over the past 12 months in decisions that fuel perceptions that housing policy is given ... affect the city's housing supply. "It infringes private property rights if the authority rejects these sites suitable for commercial development to meet the government housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544390/policy-slant-towards-housing-infringing-rights-developers
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Six reclamation sites shortlisted to boost land reserves in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Reclamation schemes include a plan for an artificial island, but officials say proposals will do little to address city's housing needs Shortlist ... height is restricted, residential uses might be feasible," said an official who preferred not to be named. Another shortlisted site potentially fit for housing is at Ma Liu Shui, near ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195772/shortlist-six-sites-boost-citys-land-reserves
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen border village balances on the edge of change

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:38am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... was unfair. "They indigenous residents can get a lot of land, but we don't. It is very difficult for us to build new houses," she said. Yiu said cross-border parallel-goods traders ... plan and she will have to move out by the middle of next year. Because her house is deemed a "squatter structure", Yau has not been given the option of moving into the new village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590363/chuk-yuen-border-village-balances-edge-change
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chuk Yuen villagers' delay bid could hit border project deadline

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 02:42am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... villagers, 14 have opted to have houses built for them by the government, while 12 have accepted up to HK$2.3 million in compensation and the right to build their own home in the new village. A further 16 have been given land to build a house at their own expense. The non-indigenous villagers, who have fewer rights over their land, are receiving up to HK$600,000 compensation per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1590221/chuk-yuen-villagers-delay-bid-could-hit-border-project-deadline
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lunch with CY Leung: district council leaders opposed to housing plans to meet the chief executive

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Emily Tsang, Olga Wong

    ... makes meal out of housing objections Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has invited the leaders of four district councils objecting to public housing plans in their areas to lunch in an effort to settle their differences- but he may have an uphill task. Representatives of all four councils invited to the meal at Government House on Friday have restated their opposition to the plans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516662/lunch-cy-leung-district-council-leaders-opposed-housing-plans-meet
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Traders in fishing village to protest government housing plan

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:59am by Danny Mok and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Danny Mok and Jennifer Ngo Angry villagers in Lei Yue Mun say severe lack of parking caused by a planned residential development is set to destroy their livelihoods Fishing village closes for one-day protest Traders in Lei Yue Mun fishing village shut up shop yesterday in a one-day protest over government plans to sell off land for a private housing project that they say will leave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511174/traders-fishing-village-protest-government-housing-plan
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Luxury estates targeted for more housing

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by FANNY FUNG, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... estates targeted for more housing Some luxury estates and secluded areas in the Southern District are to be further built up as part of the government's initiative to build 470,000 new homes ... and private flats. Five of these sites are planned to be developed in the next two years, with two green belt sites on Wong Ma Kok Road, Stanley, earmarked for private housing and three other sites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510950/luxury-estates-targeted-more-housing
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Housing chief admits land shortfall in plan to build 200,000 public rental flats

    Posted May 05th 2014, 01:59pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samual.chan@scmp.com After watchdog identifies discrepancy, Anthony Cheung says ‘any long-term forecast has its limits’ Housing chief admits problems with flats target Transport and housing minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung today confirmed that the land available for public rental flats falls short of the official target to build 200,000 apartments over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1504934/housing-chief-admits-land-shortfall-plan-build-200000-public-rental

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