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  1. End of small-house policy can see Hong Kong become 'one place, one people'

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Territories has 90 per cent of the SAR's land resource. Lack of supply makes land expensive and housing built thereon far beyond the means of a large section of the community. The temptation ... The courageous announcement by Development Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to end the small-house policy should be strongly supported by the new government and the community. ...

  2. Housing policy a true test of will

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Housing and land supply have become two of the most controversial policy areas in our city. It is reassuring therefore that the candidates to become the next chief executive have attached ... but he has suggested increasing the supply of public housing by a third to 20,000 flats a year. Leung appears to be even more ambitious, raising the first-year output to 35,000. He has also ...

  3. Leung reveals views on housing

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... provision could be increased to 35,000 flats. 'The queue for public housing is too long, so the demand for subdivided [private] flats already exceeds the supply,' he said. ... small-house policy if elected. 'I don't think we should reclaim land in the harbour. 'But [reclamation] outside the harbour is advantageous.' He said Hong Kong had an urgent need ...

  4. Curtail Kuk over housing- experts

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com As the supply of land runs out in Hong Kong's rural areas, the city's top legal experts believe the government is entitled to curtail indigenous villagers' right to cheap land under the controversial small house policy. The policy has long been contentious and incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying told the South China Morning Post ...

  5. C.Y. Leung unveils his housing strategy

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... land supply for housing. Wong Leung-sing, associate research director at Centaline Property Agency, questioned whether there was enough land to meet Leung's targets, adding too much ... Olga Wong and Colleen Lee Chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying yesterday pledged to address the housing needs of the middle class by offering diverse types of subsidised flats ...

  6. Parties ignored housing crisis, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... pan-democrat groups- for not working together to press the government into taking action such as increasing the supply of new rental flats in public housing estates and regulating subdivided flats ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com A watchdog has criticised Hong Kong political parties for lacking a consistent policy on housing over the past decade. Catholic Monitors released a report ...

  7. It's well past time to end the small house policy

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and each built to the maximum 2,100 sq ft, the increase in Hong Kong's housing supply would be just over 500 million square feet, which would be the equivalent of 35 to 40 per cent ... with Jake van der Kamp The Ombudsman has accused the government of turning a blind eye to illegal construction in New Territories small houses by pursuing an enforcement policy ...

  8. New job 'not made for housing official'

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu New World China Land chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun yesterday dismissed an allegation that the company's new post of executive director was tailor-made for former housing chief ... that he searched for suitable candidates within and outside the company to fill the post, denying the suggestion that it had been tailor-made. In 2004, Mr Leung, as director of housing ...

  9. Special committee of experts can look into all aspects of small-house policy

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The remarks on the small-house policy made by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor while still development secretary, shortly before she became chief secretary, sparked considerable controversy. She ... regarding the illegal structures on village houses and the right of indigenous male villagers to build small houses is not merely an issue of differences over rural land use, but rather a political ...

  10. Village revamps could put the squeeze on small-house policy

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mike Rowse There is something about the subject of small houses that drives otherwise sane people into a form of madness. The Heung Yee Kuk claims there is a legal entitlement for certain New Territories villagers (those descended through the male line from a resident of a pre-1898 recognised village) to build a small house, and that this right is protected by the Basic Law. ...




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