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  1. It's a nightmare, says factory boss caught in a web of red tape

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... 'First you have to go to the Town Planning Board to apply for change of land use,' he said. 'You also need approval from the buildings, fire services and environmental protection ... accommodation for overseas businessmen, he met more obstacles. The Town Planning Board would not consider his new proposal because his site was zoned into a 'comprehensive development area', ...

  2. Seaview Building could be saved

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Board. However, more than 900 objections to the plan were received by the Town Planning Board during the public consultation period. A hearing discussing the objections will be conducted ... to surrender the site to the lands department to save maintenance costs. The LCSD has now hinted that the building could be reused. 'If the Town Planning Board decides to reinstate the existing ...

  3. Local architect joins Central project

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the society's acceptance of their outcome,' Mr Yiu said. The new design, to be finalised by the end of the year, will be submitted to the Town Planning Board. But the club would not conduct another ... the community that they do not want a tall structure. There is little time to do another round,' Mr Yiu said. Town Planning Board member and architect Bernard Lim Wan-fung said the board had ...

  4. liberal studies

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... input d. They are out-of-date 7 What is Zimmerman's criticism of the Town Planning Board? a. It has too many members b. It does not meet frequently enough c. It is too rigid d. It is too ... selfish? 4 What are the drawbacks of too much public discussion? Think about scheduling, costs and Hong Kong's unique situation. Follow-up activities 1 The Town Planning Board holds meetings ...

  5. Sea-view restaurant proposed for pier

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng One of the companies that operates ferries in Central is seeking to build a sea-view restaurant at one of the piers. Park Island Transport has submitted a proposal for a 590 square metre restaurant on the second floor of Pier 2, arguing that the additional revenue is needed to offset the cost of its ferry service. The Town Planning Board will discuss it tomorrow. ...

  6. 150 trees felled on sites zoned green belt

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as green belts, where developers are seeking permission from the Town Planning Board to build small houses. Some of the felled trees were on government land. Michael Lee Siu-fung, conservation ... Friends of Sai Kung, urged the board to reject the Sai Kung application. The board is expected to discuss the application next month. A spokeswoman for the Planning Department said the board would ...

  7. Planning board backs SoHo owners' plan

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Confusion surrounds a project to redevelop Staunton Street after the Town Planning Board urged the government yesterday to consider shrinking the site to preserve five tenement ... of reaping HK$100 million under the original plan, the project was estimated to lose HK$170 million. A Town Planning Board spokesman said board members were impressed by the owners' idea. ...

  8. Board backs smaller developments

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A meeting of the Town Planning Board yesterday endorsed the Planning Department's action to reduce the bulkiness of residential developments proposed on the former North Point Estate site. But the meeting, which discussed the planning brief prepared by the department, urged the Transport Department to reduce the size of the public transport terminal to reduce ...

  9. Modern methods for the antiquities board

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan A happy new year to everyone, especially members of the community who share the growing interest in preserving heritage sites. The Antiquities Advisory Board, of which I am now chairman, is starting off 2009 with some changes. One of the main changes is to the board's method of rating historic buildings- we have more than 1,400 sites to classify- as grade I, ...

  10. MTR alters Tai Wai project to cut wall effect

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Line in Sha Tin. The Town Planning Board granted approval yesterday but questioned a 27 per cent increase in car parking to 411 spaces. This will increase the size of the podium, blocking ... been named Festival City and flats will be sold for more than HK$10,000 per sq ft. Under the latest plan submitted to the Town Planning Board, the MTR Corp will introduce gaps between ...




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