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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Zoning plan sparks question: when is a country park not a country park?

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Zoning plan for 'special area' sparks confusion over whether islands will get extra protection When is a country park not a country park? Confusion reigns over whether a geologically important set of islands in Tai Po will be given extra protection after plans were announced to zone them as country park land. The Planning Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536446/zoning-plan-sparks-question-when-country-park-not-country-park
  2. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong tycoons propose building homes in country parks to help young

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 05:32pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Call to build homes in country parks While young people remain in pro-democracy protest camps on the streets of Hong Kong, several prominent businessmen say the solution to their grievances is to build affordable housing in country parks. If people had greater prospects of owning a home, the city could become more like the mainland- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1649334/solution-occupy-protests-turn-country-park-land-housing-say-business
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Officials 'out of touch' in dispute over future of Hong Kong's country park enclaves

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 10:10pm by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams The future of Hong Kong's country park enclaves is being fought over by crusty rural leaders, rapacious developers, green groups and out-of-touch government officials, ... His experiences (more on which later) have implications far beyond Sai Wan, the first "enclave" to be subsumed into a country park. Across the New Territories and Lantau there were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1633340/get-my-land
  4. News - Hong Kong

    45 hectares in Ma On Shan Country Park set aside for nature after U-turn

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Enclave in Ma On Shan Country Park to be for conservation following advice of green groups 45 hectares set aside for nature after U-turn The government has agreed to classify almost all of a 45-hectare enclave in Ma On Shan Country Park as a conservation area, after experts and green groups said the ecological importance of the site had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562950/45-hectares-ma-shan-country-park-set-aside-nature-after-u-turn
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country park enclaves. The largest reduction is at Pak Lap, in the Sai Kung East Country Park, where land zoned for small houses will shrink from 2.37 hectares to 0.98 hectares. Most of the rezoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546626/planning-board-shrinks-zones-village-houses-country-park-enclaves
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Country parks authority must do its duty to block destructive development

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 05:27pm by Paul Zimmerman

    ... Paul Zimmerman Paul Zimmerman calls on the country parks authority to live up to its statutory duty of protecting Hong Kong's green treasure from chaotic village house development Stop the rot Hong Kong's country parks are among our greatest treasures. Yet they are under development threat. And the "landlord", the Country and Marine Parks Authority, stands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1529303/country-parks-authority-must-do-its-duty-block-destructive-development
  7. Comment - Letters

    Decision to exclude Hoi Ha from country park ignores ecological data

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... not to incorporate enclaves into the country parks system was contrary to the government's enclave policy, the relevant working paper from the Country and Marine Parks Board and the Convention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1546027/decision-exclude-hoi-ha-country-park-ignores-ecological-data
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist seeks judicial review into decision over country park enclaves

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by JULIE CHU

    ... enclaves into the surrounding country parks. In a High Court writ, Chan Ka-lam, a founding member of the Save Our Country Parks alliance, claims the Country and Marine Parks Authority "misused ... The authority cannot frustrate the purpose of the [board's] statutory duty High Court writ by Chan Ka-lam She argues that the authority should, under the Country Parks Ordinance, have consulted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519366/activist-seeks-judicial-review-decision-over-country-park-enclaves
  9. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:40pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... for “subdivided flats” – and advised against using country park land for building homes. In its report released on Monday, the Long-term Housing Strategy Steering Committee also warns against offering ... of applicants, and to remove those who become ineligible. The committee also advised against using country park land for housing development, in the wake of public concern. It called on the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429647/government-advisers-not-keen-rent-controls-or-building-homes-country
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Living fossil' at risk from waste water in country park enclave: scientists

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Residents say stream abundant in wildlife is threatened by village development nearby in latest row over country park enclaves 'Living fossil' at risk from waste water: scientists Waste water from a building site in a Sai Kung country park enclave is polluting a stream rich with wildlife including creatures known as "living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523996/living-fossil-risk-waste-water-country-park-enclave-scientists

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