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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lack of rail link for new towns development questioned

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Territories. It came on the first day of a Town Planning Board hearing on the contentious development project under which two new towns would be built to house 170,000 people. Officials said a possible ... But board vice-chairman Stanley Wong Yuen-fai said an extra population of 30,000 brought by a separate public housing development at Queen's Hill, Fanling, would create additional transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612305/lack-rail-link-new-towns-development-questioned
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:19pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... design should inform the city's development. "Architects are trained to think about design from a human perspective, not from the view of infrastructure. For example, how to improve ... infrastructure, a waterfront promenade could be developed. "It is a good design. It won't cut human traffic flow, and people can enjoy the waterfront," Lu said. In developing new districts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Kowloon East CBD plan follows in footsteps of Singapore’s Marina Bay

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:55am by Peggy Sito

    ... the government is developing Kowloon East in a plan to build a second central business district there. "There have been some land sales and transport improvement projects there. The government also ... terminal and tourism facilities. "International property investors are increasingly looking to this area for opportunities," Ji said, adding that the development picture in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1615727/kowloon-east-cbd-plan-follows-footsteps-singapores-marina
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Time for Hong Kong government to get on its bike?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by Ada Lee

    ... said. Turner, who has been a long-time critic of Hong Kong's policy of treating cycling only as a leisure activity, said the city's well-developed road network could facilitate bicycle ... it is possible to reduce road traffic and public transport," he said. Hong Kong is building a bicycle network in the New Territories in phases. The Civil Engineering and Development Department said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618647/time-hong-kong-government-get-its-bike
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Policy slant 'infringing the rights of developers' Private property rights are being infringed by the government's planning skewed towards ... disproportionate weight in planning considerations. Developers are free to seek to have land they own put to other uses, such as office development, even if such sites have been zoned residential. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544390/policy-slant-towards-housing-infringing-rights-developers
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Farmers in plea for land

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... into the new towns development project. The government plans to build two new towns at Kwu Tung North and Fanling North, in the northeastern New Territories, to house 170,000 people. But villagers who ... Chin Man-yi said the interests of all parties had been considered and that land had been reserved for agricultural activities in the development plan. The hearing will continue for another 36 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615866/farmers-plea-land
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Development Secretary Paul Chan to meet villagers over NT new towns

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

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Paul Chan and villagersto meet over new towns The secretary for development will meet villagers in Fanling and Kwu Tung tonight, two days before ... thousands of villagers will lose their homes and way of life for a scheme that will largely benefit developers and include many luxury homes. A vote on the preliminary funding was put on hold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539972/development-secretary-paul-chan-meet-villagers-over-nt-new-towns
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Business park developer sets 4b yuan floor area target

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Sandy Li

    ... developer and operator in terms of area, is to spend nearly four billion yuan (HK$4.98 billion) this year to double the amount of gross floor area completed last year. Of the capital outlay, ... said Huang Liping, the company's founder and chairman. With 8.69 million sqmetres of gross floor area completed or under construction and land set aside for future development, Optics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1539679/business-park-developer-sets-4b-yuan-floor-area-target
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Free mediation scheme for elderly ends

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Free mediation scheme for elderly ends The government has decided to end its pilot scheme to subsidise mediation between elderly property owners and developers forcibly acquiring their properties, after university professors said it was no longer cost-effective. The Development Bureau, which launched the scheme with eight leading mediation service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1612306/free-mediation-scheme-elderly-ends
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town planners had 'no choice' but to rezone Science Park site

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... a contentious plan to rezone an eight-hectare site for private property development, saying there was "no choice" and the decision was made to meet the city's demand for housing. The site ... He asked officials to compare the original expansion plan and the current one, which was to build flats on the site and provide space for technology development elsewhere later. "Does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1613963/town-planners-had-no-choice-rezone-science-park-site

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