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  1. Town Planning Board hearings may be open to public

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Town Planning Board meetings may be made open next year so deliberations on the West Kowloon cultural district are public, a senior official said yesterday. Permanent Secretary ... perceived conflict of interests,' said Mrs Lau, who is also chairwoman of the Town Planning Board. Vice-chairman Patrick Lau Sau-shing would chair such meetings instead, she said. Like any ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article headlined 'Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan' published on C3 on February 16 wrongly stated that in November, the Town Planning Board rezoned the west wing of the Central Government Offices to a comprehensive development area, allowing a new office tower. The board was only given an introduction on the redevelopment at the November meeting. ...

  3. Bid to open up town planning meetings defeated

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A bid by Democrats to open the influential Town Planning Board to more public scrutiny to increase the transparency of the government's land-use process was voted down ... the membership of the board and open it up for greater public scrutiny, which they said was the crux of the town planning problems. Mr Ho said genuine public participation in town planning would ...

  4. Planners get more say on arts hub

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's Town Planning Board is effectively taking control of the controversial West Kowloon cultural hub project by requiring the developer to seek its approval for any changes to the plan. Under a two-stage approach, endorsed yesterday, the government must seek the board's agreement on the selection of a developer, instead of simply informing the board of its decision. ...

  5. Plan for high-rises at historic site clears last hurdle, with conditions

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Opposition from conservationists and the reservations of land officials failed to stop the Town Planning Board from finalising a controversial plan to approve two 43-storey residential high-rises at the former police married quarters on Hollywood Road. Instead, board members decided to address conservationists' concerns by adding a new clause to the planning brief ...

  6. Town planners 'still have control'

    Posted Nov 20th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... yesterday. Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung said the government would consult the Town Planning Board on how the cultural hub would be built after choosing the preferred proposal from developers. 'The government agreed to submit the preferred development proposal to Town Planning Board members for consideration and consultation before the proposal ...

  7. Hurdles stay for Government Hill

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will have to be vetted by the Town Planning Board. Major opponents of the scheme are also waiting for a board meeting to discuss their counter-proposal. The Government Hill Concern Group, ... submissions supporting her plan. She said she had been told the board would meet this year on the subject. The group is also appealing to the Antiquities Advisory Board, urging it to consider giving ...

  8. Double trouble

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announces it will strengthen Town Planning Board's role in project June 19 Five bids are lodged from four consortiums and an individual Nov 10 Three are shortlisted Nov 20 Public consultation ... plans to knock down the never-occupied flats for redevelopment Nov 29 Demolition plans and environmental measures fail to ease public outrage Dec 1 Lawmakers threaten inquiry Dec 6 Government ...

  9. People deserve a say on the shape of their city

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are well known among the city's architects and planners. These include lack of public access to most of the Town Planning Board's meetings and a structure that almost ensures ... the Town Planning Board a truly independent body and to allow members of the public a voice in development of their city. ...

  10. Court order puts block on Central zoning plan

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Central secured a Court of Appeal order yesterday which stops the Town Planning Board from submitting the outline zoning plan for Central to the Chief Executive Council for approval. The board ... of First Instance ruled the Town Planning Board was entitled to require Turbo Top to keep all the spaces for future public benefit- even if they were now underused. Turbo Top, which was granted ...




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