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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Plan to build flats on site earmarked for Science Park growth put on hold

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Park's expansion was put on hold yesterday by the Town Planning Board. The eight hectare site in Tai Po, adjacent to the existing 22 hectare Science Park, was originally reserved for the fourth ... The planning board has received mostly negative responses to the proposed change, with the majority of the 554 submissions from the public expressing opposition. While many residents in the area feared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586166/plan-build-flats-site-earmarked-science-park-growth-put-hold
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... their decision on whether to approve its environmental impact assessment study. The advisers- from a subcommittee under the Advisory Council on the Environment- were concerned about how adequate ... days grilling the authority's officials on the environmental impact assessment study, met yesterday afternoon to discuss whether to recommend the advisory council to endorse the report. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, who heads the Lantau Development Advisory Committee, yesterday reassured the public that Lantau would remain the city's "backyard garden" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Kennedy Road residents condemn amended Hopewell hotel project

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the hotel" and bigger than most major hotels in the area. "If they really want a convention area then they should make a separate application to the Town Planning Board," she said. Hopewell sought permission from the board before 2004 for convention and exhibition facilities but the board rejected them as Kennedy Road was a residential area and could not accommodate the increased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577878/kennedy-road-residents-condemn-amended-hopewell-hotel-project
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the environmental impact assessment study on the runway. "We hear nothing new. You just repeat and repeat," said Dr Hung Wing-tat, vice-chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  6. 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

    ... recreational and commercial uses". A two-month consultation by the Antiquities Advisory Board on how buildings such as stilt houses should be preserved is due to end on August 4. District planning ... Office and they said they had not reached a conclusion yet on the built heritage policy, so they did not object," he said at the Town Planning Board. Director of Lands Bernadette Linn said ...

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

    Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east

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

    ... Development Advisory Committee, warned that the high-density development in the east would bring pressure on traffic and the environment. The new plan is to build a total of 48,000 flats: 62 per cent ...

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

    City advisers blast runway environmental report as 'wishful thinking'

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:58pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... environmental report on its proposed third runway, saying it was full of highly speculative assumptions and "wishful thinking". The concerns came from members of a subcommittee of the Advisory ... from the advisory council. The advisers' dismissed the assumption in the report that Chinese white dolphins, which would be displaced during construction, would come back to a new 2,400 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571451/airport-authority-experts-fairy-tale-predictions-about-marine-park
  9. 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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong Lands Department to review procedures after official buys 13 plots in area she oversees and wins right to build homes from board she sits on Row over ... 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
  10. 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 interests and was excused from the discussion during the meeting. Lam's husband sits on the Town Planning Appeal Board Panel. To add to the controversy, it was revealed by Ming Pao yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568719/official-lands-row-get-new-posting

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