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  1. Who sits on the new Town Planning Board?

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hang Seng Bank. Member of the board of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Anita Ma Wing-tseung* Lawyer Wong Sze-chun* Professor of civil engineering ...

  2. Planning appointments attacked as cosmetic

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Six new faces have been appointed to the Town Planning Board, which reviews town plans and zoning policies for the development of the city. A critic of planning policy called ... over the board.' Ng Mee-kam, an urban planning expert at the University of Hong Kong, said real change in the body could not be expected without amending the law. One of the outgoing ...

  3. Bureaus at odds over green land swap

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... a HK$100 million trust fund to conserve the land it would hand over. The company, which has teamed up with environmental group Green Power, needs Town Planning Board approval. The proposal is one ... investments with taxpayers' money. In a letter to the chief secretary, Dr Liao said it would 'make a mockery of the new policy' if the plan went to the Town Planning Board without ...

  4. Quest for new focus in urban planning

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Starry Lee Wai-king, one of the DAB's young rising stars, wants to see new thinking in urban planning policies if she wins a Legislative Council seat in September. A Kowloon City district councillor who is tipped to lead the party's ticket in Kowloon West in the Legco elections, Ms Lee is keen to use her experience as a member of the Town Planning Board ...

  5. The media is just doing its job with Tung's foibles

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

    ... to the Town Planning Board for rezoning of the West Kowloon site is a correct move towards forcing government to reconsider its position. However, the Democratic Party should be aware that the chance ... deriding their decision to go to the Town Planning Board, I think the Democratic Party should not stop at applying for rezoning. They should also pressure the government to revamp the system ...

  6. Villagers to step up zoning battle

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... zoning plans in future, they would take into account the demand for village houses, the village boundaries, conservation value of sites and provision of infrastructure. 'The Town Planning ... Ada Lee and Joyce Ng Indigenous villagers in the New Territories have vowed to take stronger action against the government's plan to zone country park enclaves that they own, saying ...

  7. Six have designs on hotly contested sector

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the most extensive cross-sector support. The retired architectural professor, who is vice-chairman of the Town Planning Board, said his supporters included prominent surveyors, town planners ... Chloe Lai looks at the architectural, surveying and planning sector in our series on the functional constituencies With six candidates competing for one seat, the architectural, surveying ...

  8. Democracy will rectify bad policies

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... This column has noted before the secrecy of departments connected with lands and planning. Last week's judgment against the Town Planning Board's harbour reclamation plans was a welcome ... and the rubber stamp Town Planning Board arrogantly ignored. Most planning and land issues remain solely in the hands of unaccountable bodies and individuals. The fourth issue is the protection ...

  9. First-class seats only on government gravy train

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... blatant, in some ways, is the direct imposition of civil servants to lead bodies that should be seen to be operating in an independent fashion. The Town Planning Board, for example, responsible ... Authority; unfortunately, boarding tickets are only issued to the administration's best friends. In other jurisdictions, the post of what amounts to the head of the central bank is usually given ...

  10. Tamar plan keeps the public away

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Olga Wong

    ... and the company submitted its detailed design of 'The Door' project to the Town Planning Board on Monday. The design was released yesterday for a three-week public consultation, after which the board will discuss it for two months. The developer's statement said no parking facilities would be provided for the general public. The public and the press would use a drop-off area, next ...




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