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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Artificial beach in Lung Mei gets green light despite environmental worries

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Chris Lau Green campaigners against an artificial beach at Lung Mei lose challenge against the government's refusal to revoke a permit for works to begin Tai Po beach clears court hurdle Plans to build a man-made beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour cleared a legal hurdle yesterday, when the courts dismissed a judicial challenge filed by green activists ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Court ruling on Tai Po beach a welcome end to 16-year saga

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A welcome end to 16-year saga Those in favour of turning an ecologically sensitive coastline into a man-made beach in Tai Po must be encouraged to learn that the plan can finally be lifted from the drawing board. In a much-awaited ruling, the High Court quashed the challenge filed by a green activist, who feared that the proposed 200-metre-long sandy strip in Lung ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei activist confident on judicial review for artificial beach plan

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 03:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Po is to begin as early as Monday morning, says an activist group. Ho Loy, a member of Save Lung Mei Alliance who is asking the court to stop beach construction, had applied for leave ... is to be built on the site for HK$200 million. But a marine and ecological impact assessment by the Civil Engineering and Development Department in 2006 concluded that Lung Mei “contained mainly ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach plan fought on ecological grounds

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... will argue in a court challenge to the scheme. Ho Loy, a member of the Save Lung Mei Alliance, filed a notice with the High Court seeking a judicial review of the government's decision to allow the building of the Lung Mei beach on the grounds of a flawed environmental impact assessment. The alliance earlier said that preparatory work on the project, first mooted in the 1990s, was due ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach activists to volunteer as guards after dead wildlife found

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Volunteers to patrol shoreline marked for beach after remains of starfish and sea urchins found Activists form 'guard' to protect Lung Mei species Opponents of the Lung Mei man-made beach project have organised a 50-member "ecological guard" to monitor the site after they found remains of starfish and sea urchins littering ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Civil servants 'violating neutrality' by pushing artificial beach at Lung Mei

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Department talked 12 pupils at a Kwun Tong secondary school out of opposing the reclamation of Tolo Harbour waters at Lung Mei, along Ting Kok Road. In another case, the same officers, along with Tai ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Civil servants 'violating neutrality' on beach plan A green group has accused civil servants of crossing the lines of political neutrality, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Activists gird for battle to block man-made beach in Tai Po

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 06:54pm by Cheung Chi-fai and Joyce Ng

    ... against the development of a man-made beach on the Tai Po coast say they are ready to fight to the bitter end after exhausting all administrative means to stop the project. The Save Lung Mei Alliance plans a mock resistance exercise this Sunday, setting up tents at the Lung Mei beach site in preparation for an expected confrontation to prevent the development, which is due to begin ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Man-made beach will be 'bad for swimming'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi and Stuart Lau Construction work is imminent, but defeated conservationists aren't giving up their fightto stop the controversial Lung Mei project Man-made beach ... at the University of Hong Kong's school of biological sciences, said Lung Mei was of "undeniably" high ecological value. "When artificial sand is laid on the beach, the water flow ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Month's reprieve for campaign to save Lung Mei beach

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government grants environmentalists a last-minute extension to deadline to prove Lung Mei beach should be saved from bulldozers Month's reprieve ... would be put at risk. The protesters are fighting to stop Lung Mei beach from being bulldozed and a 200-metre-long artificial seaside with room for 4,000 swimmers put in its place. They had ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green groups urge public to tread lightly as crowds flock to coast's sealife attractions For Lung Mei beach, fame bringsa new disturbance ... them home. But after two days, they all died." "Locals fear loss of Lung Mei beach" Video by Hedy Bok Jellyfish, starfish and other sea life were fished out of the water along ...




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