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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Appeal board had no power in Nam Sang Wai wetland review: Town Planning Board

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Town Planning Board says its review panel had no authority over Nam Sang Wai wetland review Appeal panel 'went beyond its power' The Town Planning Board asserted in court yesterday that its appeal panel had no authority to deal with a case that resulted in a decision favourable to developers planning a housing estate on a sensitive New ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Town Planning Board not 'obsequious'

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Town Planning Board members do express independent views I refer to Alex Lo's column ("Planning watchdog on a tight leash", April 17) in which various doubts over the Town ... is established under the Town Planning Ordinance which stipulates (section 3(1)) that the board "shall undertake the systematic preparation of (a) draft plans for the lay-out of such areas of Hong ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Town Planning Board a rubber stamp for the government

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:17am

    ... Town Planning Board just a rubber stamp for the government The Town Planning Board has lost its credibility to independently represent the public interest in planning matters, which after ... is now filibustering the board as 2,000 people requested to address the meeting where the plans for a military base on the Central waterfront were discussed, but only eight of the initial ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    10-year wait on harbourside homes to end

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Project to build 5,200 small to medium-sized flats on old docks in East Kowloon bay goes before planning board after decade of revisions A massive private development in east Kowloon big enough to provide 5,200 flats in the next six years will be scrutinised by the Town Planning Board today after staying on the drawing board for a decade. The Planning Department says, in a paper ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Sun Hung Kai plan for residential towers sent back by Town Planning Board

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Residential project in North Point differs so much from original brief that public outcry forces officials to send the plans back to developer The Town Planning Board has asked a developer ... with the developer," he said. Sun Hung Kai submitted the project to the board in February after buying the 29,280 sq m site for HK$6.91 billion last year. It plans to build 10 blocks of eight to 18 storeys, ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Town Planning Board's atrocious decision on Peak boutique hotel

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com The Town Planning Board recently issued a defence of its widely criticised decision to allow the house at 27 Lugard Road to be developed as a boutique hotel. The board does not have a distinguished record and this is one of its crassest decisions. Readers will know this road, which loops around Victoria Peak, is one of the most pleasant walks ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    Reda slams Town Planning Board for tighter draft zoning plans

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Reda slams tighter draft zoning plans The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing to properly consider its views on four draft zoning plans. The association yesterday applied to the Court of First Instance for a judicial review of the draft plans. The zones involved are Ngau Tau ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Town Planning Board seek judicial review over Nam Sang Wai

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Town Planning seeks wetland review A long-running series of legal disputes over a housing development - in an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland - has taken yet another turn. According to court documents, the Town Planning Board is seeking a judicial review of an appeal board decision that favoured the developers of the Nam Sang Wai ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Town Planning Board no lapdog

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 02:25am

    ... Board must take note of opposition to residential plan To a certain extent I share the view expressed by Alex Lo in his column  ("Planning watchdog on a tight leash", April 17). When I listened to the Town Planning Board discussion on the rezoning of the site of the former Lee Wai Lee campus, on January 25, I found that despite many board members having great ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Developers behind divisive wetland plan seek planning board review

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... multi-storey flats and stilt homes. The Town Planning Board rejected a previous proposal from the same developers because of concerns over the loss of wetland and visual impact on the landscape. The developers have amended their plans, and are seeking a review of the decision. Last week, the board gave the green light to another controversial wetland housing plan in Fung Lok Wai with 17 ...




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