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  1. Size matters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Town Planning Board has proposed wide-ranging height limits on buildings in Mid-Levels. Are you confident these plans will be implemented and will they be effective in curbing developers? Write to us. ...

  2. Outcry over 'minor' deal to demolish historic villa

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Town Planning Board is being urged not to endorse a developer's plan to demolish a historic Spanish villa on The Peak and preserve only part ... would not confirm whether the original renovation idea had been dropped but said the company was open to different views. The scheme is being exhibited on the planning board's website ...

  3. Planning board gets tough against raising plot ratios

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Concerns that Hong Kong Island is becoming overdeveloped have prompted the Town Planning Board to be stricter about developers raising plot ratios by converting residential ... of residential sites have applied to develop commercial projects on the sites in order to benefit from the increased density. But the Town Planning Board, which must approve applications to convert land ...

  4. Re-created historic shops for Central redevelopment

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... houses will be built on Graham Street. The authority's plan submitted to the Town Planning Board suggested it would build six such replicas, but Mr Lam said it was too early to say what ... but it is not clear how much of it will be preserved. Under the master layout plan submitted to the Town Planning Board last month, in addition to the replica buildings there will be two residential blocks ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Decision on hospital expansion delayed

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng The Town Planning Board has asked the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital to supply more information to support its application for expansion. The board said the hospital had failed to estimate how many visitors the expansion would bring to its Happy Valley site, and its 11-metre setback from the road was less than the original plan. The board will hold another hearing ...

  8. Green move at North Point Estate

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Yvonne Liu

    ... the government's land revenue from the site by more than HK$19 billion, surveyors say. The measure, submitted to the Town Planning Board yesterday by the Planning Department, was welcomed by lawmakers ... living environment and they are prepared to pay the cost,' he said. The Town Planning Board will discuss the proposal today. The site is expected to be put on the market by next year. ...

  9. Bid to save historic market fails

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A plan by conservationists to save the 140-year-old street market in Central was rejected yesterday by the Town Planning Board. The board said the World City Committee proposal for the redevelopment of the Peel Street and Graham Street area was not feasible. The plan was an alternative to an Urban Renewal Authority scheme. A board spokesman said the committee's plan did ...

  10. Market forces

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A plan to redevelop the wet market in Central has moved a step closer with plans being submitted to the Town Planning Board. But should it be protected as part of Hong Kong's intangible heritage? Send us your views. ...




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