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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    SCMP hosts Redefining Hong Kong debate on development challenges facing the city

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi-fai and Ada Lee

    ... plans in rural areas if the city is to achieve its vision of a green metropolis. This was the call from speakers at the Redefining Hong Kong debate hosted by the South China Morning Post as part ... from various sectors. Continuing the debate on the notion of allowing development in country parks, Southern district councillor Paul Zimmerman said the real threat to the parks was poorly ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Fanling Golf Club ending HK$30m upgrade as land debate rages

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND ENOCH YIU

    ... Joyce Ng and Enoch Yiu Club at centre of land debate in HK$30m upgrade The Fanling golf club embroiled in a New Territories redevelopment debate is nearing the end of a HK$30 million project to renovate its facilities and improve the irrigation of its golf courses. It had also planned to renovate its clubhouse this year- but now its future may hang in the balance after ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... the Legislative Council meets again to debate HK$340 million in preliminary funding for two controversial new towns in the northeast New Territories. Paul Chan Mo-po said he would listen ... that I'm very sorry, it's not feasible," he said. Yu Yik-tin, of Ma Shi Po village, Fanling, said open debate was needed: "I don't think [Chan] wants to solve the problem." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    HK$100m grants to district councils spark debate on public interest

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com District councils' decisions on how to use taxpayers' money in Yuen Long and Tai Po may not serve residents the best, members say HK$100 m grants spark debate on public interest The decisions of two district councils to use their HK$100 million government grants on community projects of their choice have renewed a debate over whether ...

  5. 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

    ... The government has no plans to call off a controversial development in the New Territories, but all are welcome to take part in the public debate around it, Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po said ... building on Friday, clashing with police as they tried to force their way into a Finance Committee meeting where members debated a HK$340 million interim funding request. Speaking in a television ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... in a Town Planning Board consultation exercise earlier this year to make themselves heard when the board meets in a few months to debate the plans. Villagers will lead Tuesday's July ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Pepper spray and barricades used as new-town protesters try to storm Legco complex

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:05pm by Jeffie Lam and Tony Cheung

    ... for the resumption of the Legislative Council's Finance Committee debate on a HK$340 million funding request for engineering works linked to plans to build two new towns in the northeastern New ... Leung-sing had decided to end a filibuster on the debate by not handling hundreds of new motions filed by pan-democrats. He had already cut motions tabled earlier from 939 to 40. He instead called ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town planners to start hearing views on village zoning plans

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

    ... 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 in the first of four scheduled meetings over a month. The plans are expected to face opposition from both villagers and green groups. At the heart of the debate is whether the village-type development ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Don't give up green 'theatre' for flats

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... careful," Heatherwick said, weighing into the debate over whether flats should be built in country parks- an idea some ministers and government advisers say could be looked at as the city seeks ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    If Hong Kong country parks are built up, go to mainland for leisure, government adviser suggests

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:35am by Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Olga Wong Surveyor Kaizer Lau stokes debate by suggesting Hongkongers cross border to escape city life No country parks? Relax on mainland, adviser says The mainland is an alternative to country parks as a place for Hongkongers to relieve the stress of city life, a government adviser said amid debate on developing housing in some parks. Locals should "never say ...




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