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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ecologists voice fears over planned housing in Tai Po

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Ecologists voice fears over housing estate A major property developer is planning to turn Tai Po farmland, including a notorious dumping spot for construction waste, into a housing estate and calling it an ecological enhancement area. The plan to build 267 three-storey houses met with opposition from green groups that said about five hectares of the site in She Shan Village in Lam Tsuen was buried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236235/ecologists-voice-fears-over-planned-housing-tai-po
  2. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Government eyes Lamma Island site for new housing project

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... housing The government is looking at an uninhabited part of Lamma Island in its search for more housing sites, tabling options that would yield up to 2,800 flats. But residents ... the "Seaside Living" concept would yield between 2,000 and 2,800 flats for a population of up to 7,000. Private and subsidised housing - but not public rental homes - would be considered under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1100329/government-eyes-lamma-island-site-new-housing-project
  3. Thousands face winter in makeshift housing

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Beijing. Many of those, however, suffered only minor damage, and some people with seriously damaged homes had relatives to stay with. Cao Lei, from Fangshan's housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008071/thousands-face-winter-makeshift-housing
  4. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to build a small house if I have a plot of land. This is becoming more difficult, as land is now limited. The maximum size permitted is 700 square foot per floor, but building a house of this size is subject to the size of plot of land available. It costs a great deal of money to get someone to build the house. Our ancestors and their descendants have lived in the same village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005572/indigenous-villagers-struggling-get-small-house-shortage-land
  5. Government House 'needs to go green'

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Cheung Chi-fai The 157-year-old Government House, the official residence of the city's top leader, should get a retrofit to become a top-class green building, says ... on The Peak and is said to be leading a green lifestyle. 'President Barack Obama and his predecessors in the US drafted a green plan for the White House. Same for Buckingham Palace in the UK, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003995/government-house-needs-go-green
  6. Only grant land for small houses when there is confirmation of adequate access

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unauthorised roads and parking areas. The director of lands and her implementation of the small- house policy is directly responsible for this dangerous atmosphere. When the Lands Department approves small houses, the deed states that no right of way is guaranteed. Lot owners are asked to make their own arrangements. In the early days, it might have been practical to let villagers arrange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000565/only-grant-land-small-houses-when-there-confirmation-adequate-access
  7. Possible candidates for chief executive failed to deal with village house issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that granting land to their male offspring in perpetuity is unsustainable. As we will run out of land designated as village environs and zoned for village house development, officials have always ... degradation and war among villagers. Already today with three-storey village houses, the lack of standard public roads, adequate car parking, sewerage, drainage and amenities result in village ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984316/possible-candidates-chief-executive-failed-deal-village-house-issue
  8. Green-belt sites to be considered for housing

    Posted Jul 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Ng Yuk-hang The government may rezone green-belt land in the New Territories to build housing- and has pledged to 'try not to stir up environmentalists' in doing so. ... allocated as green belt around three proposed new towns in the northeastern New Territories for housing instead. 'We will consider releasing green belt at the fringe of the new development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973457/green-belt-sites-be-considered-housing
  9. Wetland housing plan halved

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The landowner and developer of the ecologically-sensitive Nam Sang Wai wetland have proposed cutting the total number of houses and flats ... houses and flat blocks no taller than eight storeys. But critics are not convinced. Dr Cheng Luk-ki, the conservation and research head of Green Power, said his organisation stood firm against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972613/wetland-housing-plan-halved
  10. Landowner seeks to build house on illegal dump site

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a three-storey house. The move by Hau Wai-nam at Ho Sheung Heung comes as the Planning Department is considering prosecuting owners who have defied orders to remove the metre-deep waste from the land. Hau, with a registered address in Mong Kok, wants to build his house on a 195-square-metre site zoned for agricultural use on the southern side of the dump site. Through Access Consulting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711926/landowner-seeks-build-house-illegal-dump-site

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