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  1. Planning board meetings 'should be open to public'

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Transparency trend is irreversible, says veteran member A veteran member of the Town Planning Board has called for meetings to be open to the public. Anthony Cooray, who teaches ... logical to conclude that the Town Planning Board meeting has to be open to the public at some stage.' Amid increasing demands for transparency, the government has said it will amend ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board launches public review of heritage policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... be adopted in town planning for conservation of heritage buildings- meaning a particular street or even a whole district could be conserved and wider restrictions imposed on development. Under ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation looks into how to conserve historic buildings after failure to save Ho Tung Gardens Antiquities board seeks views on heritage policy ...

  3. Board gets 280 comments on SoHo tower

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Town Planning Board has received about 280 comments over the past three weeks on a plan to build a 24-storey commercial tower in the heart of SoHo, but has not said how many of these are objections. Sino Land filed a rezoning application to the board this year to turn a five-storey residential building at 20-26 Staunton Street into an office tower. However, the application has met ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why New Territories new-towns plan makes a lot of sense

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com New-towns plan makes a lot of sense Amid all the fire and brimstone in and outside of the legislature over initial funding for two proposed New Territories towns ... new towns in the north so long as they don't turn into another Tin Shui Wai; or become de facto satellites for mainlanders. The plan, revised twice already since 2008, will house 174,900 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Police firing range targeted for possible housing near Kwu Tung new town

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... District. The plan could release land on two sites amounting to at least 22 hectares, based on rough estimates by the South China Morning Post, on the fringe of the proposed Kwu Tung new town ... A government source said security and development officials discussed the relocation when they were preparing the Kwu Tung and Fanling North new town plans. "The Fan Garden area is not only ...

  6. Few women on powerful boards

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Town Planning Board- responsible for key decisions on development- has just six women members out of 29. Just three of the 13 members of the Airport Authority are women, while just two sit ... in 2010. A spokeswoman for the Development Bureau said that while the Town Planning Board did not meet the 30 per cent benchmark, 'we consider that it is more important to appoint the right ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Funky town: How disco fever in the late '70s changed Hong Kong’s nightlife forever

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:56pm by ISOBEL YEUNG

    ... Isobel Yeung blames it on the boogie man Funky town Another Saturday night and Lan Kwai Fong is in full swing: girls in skin-tight dresses shoulder past a harried waiter carrying yet another tray ... scenester," chuckles Andrew Bull, owner and founder of Shanghai-based marketing company Shine Communications. At the time, Bull was a British boarding-school dropout turned resident DJ at The Scene, ...

  8. Planning board decides not to challenge Clear Water Bay ruling

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board has decided to accept a court ruling to reconsider a decision blocking development of conservation areas at Clear Water Bay, saying the chance ... to allow development. A spokeswoman for the Town Planning Board said it would reconsider any objections early next year. Chan Kim-on, vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opponents of planned border towns vow to keep their cool at Legco rally

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:24pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao and Tony Cheung

    ... vow to keep cool at Legco protest Activists and villagers from eight groups who oppose the government's plan to build two new towns near the border promise they will stay calm when ... "All we wanted was to highlight the injustice of the [new towns] plan. We are not looking for drama or violence." Chow's village is one of several in Kwu Tung North and Fanling North ...

  10. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The article headlined 'Group urges rethink on Government Hill site plan' published on C3 on February 16 wrongly stated that in November, the Town Planning Board rezoned the west wing of the Central Government Offices to a comprehensive development area, allowing a new office tower. The board was only given an introduction on the redevelopment at the November meeting. ...




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