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  1. Developer seeks change in rules to build theme park

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... on the 400,000 square feet site in two lots near Hoi Yu Street, is seeking a court order for the Town Planning Board to reconsider its draft restrictions on height and the area of the development. Senior ... further limit the building space. An application to the board for a change to the plan was turned down in September 2003 and the company is seeking a judicial review of that decision. On the first ...

  2. Judge raps Town Planning Board's ruling on Old HK

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li The panel was procedurally unfair to developer A judge yesterday ordered the Town Planning Board to reconsider a decision against the private property developer behind ... for a September 2003 hearing. At the September hearing, the board heard the developer's objections to the draft zoning plan guiding the development. It decided against amending its plan the following ...

  3. Opposition grows to 'toothpick tower'

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Opposition is mounting against a luxury residential mega-tower slated for Mid-Levels as the developer prepares to meet the Town Planning Board this week. About 300 families ... than 30 residents plan to demonstrate outside the board's offices during the meeting with Swire, which is appealing against the body's refusal to relax land use restrictions needed ...

  4. Planning board to let groups into meeting

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Town Planning Board yesterday backed down from an earlier decision and will allow three pressure groups to present alternative plans for the Central reclamation at its next ... bypass. The Society for Protection of the Harbour has been trying to force the government to send the 18-hectare reclamation plan back to the board for approval. In March last year Mr Justice ...

  5. Scrutiny of board the first step in quest for openness

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Ernest Kong Government pledges to continue reviewing its policy to allow greater public participation in future The Town Planning Board is to be put under public scrutiny ... Town Planning (Amendment) Ordinance, which will allow the public to sit in on board meetings, is just the first stage [of enhancing transparency],' Deputy Secretary for Housing, Planning ...

  6. Few channels open for dissent

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stage.' He also said there was a lack of laymen representatives on the Town Planning Board to express the public's view. Experts said there were two ways residents could object to projects ... the Planning Department will allow a period of up to three months for public consultation. The public can object to the proposed zoning of certain sites, while the Town Planning Board may hold a public ...

  7. Hopewell enters new phase of tower battle

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... against the Town Planning Board's decision to ban his twin-tower hotel project. The Hopewell Holdings chairman said: 'I'm confident that I will win.' But the Town Planning Appeal Board secretariat yesterday said it had yet to receive Hopewell's submission. It is understood Hopewell has not contacted the secretariat since the Town Planning Board rejected its ...

  8. Residents offer new plan to save Wedding Card Street

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... redevelopment plan. The residents' group submitted a proposal on Lee Tung Street to the Town Planning Board in February, but it rejected the plan citing technical flaws and insufficient documentation. A new proposal, to be presented to the board on July 22, has added more green areas and dumped a bridge that connected the old flats to new buildings. It is also has added three review ...

  9. Concern for butterflies puts holiday camp on hold

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... not be processed until next year. Dr Lee said even though the department knew Siu Lang Shui was a potential candidate, it told the Town Planning Board it would be acceptable to build a campsite there. ... to 40,000 butterflies that migrate there every winter. The Tung Wah Group of Hospitals applied to build a 400,000-square-foot campsite in Siu Lang Shui, but a few days ago it asked the Town Planning ...

  10. Planning board finally goes public- sort of

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Town Planning Board is finally lifting the veil of secrecy shrouding some of its deliberations- but people will still be barred from the room in which it meets. ... Presentations to the board by developers and residents will be 'open' to the public, but discussions of planning proposals will remain confidential under the Town Planning Ordinance. The first ...




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