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  1. Developer must consult Town Planning Board, judge rules

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Helen Wu A developer seeking a relaxation of the plot ratio restriction on a site in Mid-Levels to build a luxury residence should consult the Town Planning Board, a High ... a subsidiary of Swire- ruling that the Town Planning Board could not be bypassed. ITL is seeking to have two development plans approved for a residential tower to be built above an amalgamated 2,132 ...

  2. Law and disorder

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... a Town Planning Board decision that had insisted a Swire development in Mid-Levels be capped at 12 storeys. The developer now plans to proceed with a 50-storey block of flats in Seymour Road ... were exactly the things a town planning board should consider? There's probably some technical consideration behind the judges' ruling that you would need a brace of law degrees ...

  3. 'Toothpick tower' battle intensifies

    Posted May 25th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Town planners want a judge to overturn a decision of the Town Planning Appeal Board concerning a proposed 'toothpick tower' in Mid-Levels. The developer behind the project earlier last week lodged its own application for judicial review. The Town Planning Board wants the High Court to reverse the appeal board's decision to grant unconditional permission ...

  4. Planning board appeals against order to OK Mid-Levels 'toothpick'

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The Town Planning Appeal Board is appealing in the High Court against a judgment that ordered it to grant a Swire subsidiary permission to build a controversial development ... to the development control task [of the board].' Mr Lindblom said it was the general principle in town planning for the board to identify considerations material to decision making. 'It ...

  5. Planning board must pay costs of harbour group

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford The Town Planning Board must pay the legal costs of a group that took it to court over the Wan Chai reclamation project, Hong Kong's highest court has ordered. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, sitting in the Court of Final Appeal, rejected the board's appeal against an order to pay the full costs of the Society for Protection of the Harbour in a case ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge blasts developers for wasting time with planning appeals

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... before and rejected by the [Town Planning] Board," Mr Justice Anselmo Reyes, of the Court of First Instance, wrote in a judgment in favour of the board. He made the criticisms when ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Judge blasts developers over planning appeals A judge yesterday accused developers  of increasingly using judicial reviews to challenge decisions by city ...

  7. Fines for harming scenic beach too low, greens say

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government finally introduced an interim zoning order on Sai Wan that was approved by the Town Planning Board. The case also exposed how other country park enclaves are unprotected. In September, ...

  8. Rural housing policy rewards bad behaviour

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But planning permission requests- at least for indigenous male descendants in the New Territories- are apparently considered in isolation from enforcement of town planning rules. The Ho Sheung Heung ... it as a political hot potato it will inhibit sensible planning in the New Territories. Today's town planning hearing should send the right message by not approving an application that effectively seeks ...

  9. Councillor misused hk$14m of firm's cash

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... kilometres from another school in Guangdong, donations to which were approved at a board meeting. Company donations of HK$61,000 and HK$30,000 to the Hong Kong Red Cross and another district ...

  10. Judicial review sought over tower refusal

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the Town Planning Appeal Board to reconsider the application, but the board appealed. That case is to be heard by the Court of Appeal in December. In the meantime, however, the company pushed ... on Thursday asking for the board's decision, contained in a letter dated February 28, to be reversed. It is the latest in a long line of legal challenges by the company against attempts to block ...




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