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  1. Town Planning Board will meet soon to consider an appeal against ruling

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... The Town Planning Board will meet within the next fortnight to decide whether to appeal against Tuesday's High Court ruling against the Wan Chai reclamation project. Board officials ... - the economy, society and environment - when it approved the final draft of the plan in December. Town planners, who declined to be named, said they believed the judgment would have an impact ...

  2. Churches seek judicial review

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com Two churches in Wan Chai are pursuing judicial challenges against the Town Planning Board over a decision to restrict their building heights, saying it would ... for a judicial review in the High Court, with the Town Planning Board as the proposed respondent. The churches are seeking permission to apply to the court to overturn decisions of the Town Planning ...

  3. Approval of hotel will undo far-sighted planning policy

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... height restrictions and density controls were introduced on residential properties along the south side of Kennedy Road. The justification given by the Town Planning Board was the limited road ... of the area and block the preserved public views. A similar scheme was rejected by the Town Planning Board in April 2004 for these very reasons, yet the Planning Department 'rubber stamped' ...

  4. Ruling dredges up new questions

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... But it still leaves a question mark over the mechanism to establish what the overriding needs are and who has a say on that. Is it the government officials, the court, the Town Planning Board ... over a lack of public involvement on the Town Planning Board, the statutory body with appointed members which approves reclamation plans. Ng Wing-shun, spokesman for the Urban Design Alliance, ...


    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with Quinton Chan 'I still believe in Santa Claus. There is a bit of Boy Scout in me.' Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, hoping that the Town Planning Board approves his Mega Tower hotel project in Wan Chai- 'I know I am not new in this industry and I am now trying to sing live more often. But sometimes it just sounds awful when I hear my voice.' Canto-pop idol ...

  6. CACHe: Wing Lee Street exhibit

    Posted Sep 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Jennifer Huang

    ... Jennifer Huang Wing Lee Street and its original tong lau buildings narrowly escaped the wrecking ball a few months ago when the Urban Renewal Authority and Town Planning Board halted redevelopment under public pressure. The street offers a window into life in Hong Kong in the 1960s, and largely owes its preservation to the success of the award-winning film Echoes of the Rainbow, ...

  7. Shaping Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the developer proposes and the Town Planning Board disposes. I understand that from development proposal submission to final approval may take as little as two months, and once approved, the decision is irrevocable. A fait accompli may then be announced to the public by a cacophony of pile-driving rigs. This is not a fair or sensible approach to town planning. Property developers are not the only ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or just reading the paper with a Kilkenny in one hand. How about it Noel? Meena Krishnan, Central Q Should the Town Planning Board approve the Mega Tower project? I have no doubt Sir Gordon Wu ... the 'urban' on a higher pedestal than the 'renewal'. However, Sir Gordon does have a point. The Town Planning Board could be said to have moved the goalposts. But maybe the goalposts ...

  9. Land and cash for arts academy

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... for government, institution or community use, according to information listed on the website of the Town Planning Board. The estimated size of the site was roughly 10,000 sq ft, but the actual size had yet to be determined, Young said. Spending at the academy would increase with the expansion, he said, but neither the Home Affairs Bureau nor the academy had finalised the expansion plan ...

  10. Prisons unit tries to lock in plans for HQ

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... headquarters in Chai Wan within the next decade. 'We are the only one of the disciplined services without a headquarters building. We hope the government can support our plan,' said Chiu Chi-keung, junior section chairman of the Correctional Services Officers' Association, a union in the department. The Town Planning Board has approved the department's application to rezone ...




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