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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government ‘will not withdraw’ HK$120b new towns building plan that sparked Legco storming

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... produce about 60,700 flats roughly half earmarked as public housing. Chan said Town Planning Board approval for the government's proposed outline zoning plan was not guaranteed, and that some of the interim funding could go to waste if the board decided to change or reject the plan during vetting. But he said, "the risk [of that] is not high". Cheuk Kai-kai, a member of the Joint ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... villagers who will be displaced are seeking legal aid for judicial review cases. After mass protests outside Legco, villagers will take their fight to the Town Planning Board, which debates the plan next month. Some 50,000 submissions against the plan have been made. The government sees the new towns as vital to meet ambitious housing targets, while opponents say developers ...

  3. Board wants briefing on planning debate

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Town Planning Board has asked to be briefed on planning officials' discussions in 2004 about linking the record of activities at a particular piece of land ... not be sufficient grounds for rejecting a planning application. The request for a briefing came after a meeting of the board's Rural and New Town Planning Committee yesterday which, as expected, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town planners to start hearing views on village zoning plans

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 05:58pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to the Town Planning Board today while green groups will meet the board later next month. Most indigenous villagers are expected to oppose the plans on the grounds that the V zones are insufficient ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Town planners to hear views on village zone plans Town planners will today begin hearing comments on draft zoning plans for three country park enclaves ...

  5. Compensation offer for tenement residents

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for historical reasons. A change of plan protecting the 12 tenements from redevelopment will be discussed by the Town Planning Board next month. If it is approved, residents will be able either to move ... at the Berlin film festival in February. The filmmakers said the street was the last of its kind in Hong Kong. Nine of the 12 tenements would have been demolished under the original plan. The Town ...

  6. Residents oppose plan to open car parks

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... tenancy rates, the society applied to the Town Planning Board for permission to open the car parks at Park Belvedere in Ma On Shan and Sunshine Grove in Sha Tin to non-residents. The move, ... while at Sunshine Grove, 65 per cent of the car park's 241 spaces were rented. 'We just do not want to waste these parking spaces,' the spokesman said. The Town Planning Board ...

  7. Officials to throw out owner's bid to legalise dumping

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A landowner's application to legalise illegal dumping in an ecologically important pond in Luk Keng is likely to be thwarted today by the Town Planning Board because ... to demonstrate the need for such extensive land and pond filling,' the department said in its submission to the Town Planning Board. The site at Kai Kung Shue Ha, a quiet village in the northeastern ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - TOWN PLANNING

    Rezoning delays could thwart government’s plans to boost land supply

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:57pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... approval from the town planning board to rezone the sites for residential use and release them for sale in the coming financial year," said Chau Kwong-wing, a professor in the department ... not on the list were readied for sale. Eddie Hui Chi-man, a real estate professor at Polytechnic University and a member of the Town Planning Board, said it took at least nine months to rezone a site. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers sceptical of planned new towns

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Ada Lee

    ... being sought for infrastructure works at Fanling and Kwu Tung North could be wasted if the plan was heavily amended by the Town Planning Board. The HK$120 billion development plan, announced ... and said the Town Planning Board, as an independent organisation, would make its own decision. Lawmakers also questioned the role of the committee's chairman Ng Leung-sing in yesterday's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Planning board stops sending out notices

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Planning board stops sending out notices Members of the public who make comments on planning applications to the Town Planning Board will no longer ... of the meeting on its website. The board said the Planning Department, which provides its secretarial support, had been overwhelmed by the number of comments. The change applies to applications section ...




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