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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by FANNY FUNG

    ... as public housing; the rest private. It will also provide space for shops with a total gross floor area of about 300,000 square metres and the development of hotels with a total of 1,000 rooms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574407/tung-chung-expansion-focus-east
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing ... for conventional dwellings. Under an outline plan for the Tai O Town Centre, six hectares of land on the banks of Tai O Creek and along Shek Tsai Po Street- mainly occupied by wooden stilt houses built ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546785/tai-os-stilt-houses-safe-despite-new-zoning-say-planning-officials
  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Leung Chun-ying's housing push puts industrial sector out

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

    ... Peggy Sito and Yvonne Liu Chief executive's focus on building homes is making space for other uses scarce, say critics who want to a see a broader development plan Housing push puts industrial sector out The government's bias towards housing development in planning policy has left business owners crying out for industrial space. As Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1544393/leung-chun-yings-housing-push-puts-industrial-sector-out
  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Policy slant towards housing 'infringing the rights of developers'

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

    ... housing, property analysts say. The concerns centre on the Town Planning Board's track record over the past 12 months in decisions that fuel perceptions that housing policy is given ... affect the city's housing supply. "It infringes private property rights if the authority rejects these sites suitable for commercial development to meet the government housing ...

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

    Official in lands row to get new posting

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Olga Wong, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Planning Board's Rural and New Town Planning Committee, of which Lam is an official member, approved the couple's application to build four houses on the land. Lam had declared her ... that Lam and her husband had set up a firm called Quantum House Surveyors in 1996. At the time, she was a senior estate surveyor at the Lands Department but did not declare her business interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568719/official-lands-row-get-new-posting
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lands officials not restricted from buying land, rule says amid conflict-of-interest row

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Olga Wong, FANNY FUNG

    ... and her husband had bought 8,000 square metres of land in Yuen Long for HK$18.8 million in 2012. Last month, she got Town Planning Board approval to build four houses there. Although she declared ... official should not:- Invest in local property shares (applicable only to directorate officers and their secretaries)- Give or ask colleagues for classified information on small house applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569479/lands-row-puts-rules-under-spotlight
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... in the district and planned to build four houses there. Lands assistant director Anita Lam Ka-fun and her surveyor husband Thomas Tang Chiu-man bought the 8,274 square metres of agricultural land in Tsing ... applied for the Town Planning Board's approval to build four houses on two of the 13 plots. The board's Rural and New Town Planning Committee, of which Lam is an official member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Longer wait for flats on the cards amid building shortfall

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Housing Authority says only 8,900 public rental homes will be completed this year- far below target- but it expects to catch up soon Longer waits for flats amid shortfall The Housing Authority may "for a short period of time" fail to keep the average waiting time for public rental housing within three years. The authority said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557701/expect-longer-waits-flats-amid-shortfall-well-catch-soon-says-housing
  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong needs master plan for urban development, architect says

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

    ... to tackle the housing shortage, he suggested the government adopt an integrated approach. Residents in new districts have to shoulder high transport costs to work in the urban area. He said it would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556972/hong-kong-needs-master-plan-urban-development-architect
  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lunch with CY Leung: district council leaders opposed to housing plans to meet the chief executive

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Emily Tsang, Olga Wong

    ... makes meal out of housing objections Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has invited the leaders of four district councils objecting to public housing plans in their areas to lunch in an effort to settle their differences- but he may have an uphill task. Representatives of all four councils invited to the meal at Government House on Friday have restated their opposition to the plans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516662/lunch-cy-leung-district-council-leaders-opposed-housing-plans-meet

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