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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Time bomb ticking in New Territories over new town development plan

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by OLGA WONG AND JOYCE NG

    ... The proposed development of new towns in the northeastern New Territories has set the government on course for another round of large-scale confrontations, potentially involving thousands ... Then there is Lin Jianchun, a mainlander suspected of being a Hong Kong developer's agent. The plans may have encountered less opposition from New Territories residents if the government had ...

  2. Develop the New Territories instead of ruining important natural asset

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There is simply no need and it cannot be justified. There is almost 100,000 hectares of land in the New Territories. Although 56,000 hectares are reserved for country parks (which we support), there are still at least 20,000 hectares that are undeveloped or underdeveloped. According to our research, Kam Tin Valley and Hung Shui Kiu in the western New Territories together can already provide ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong officials seek to allay fears over rural towns project

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JOYCE NG AND OLGA WONG

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong Government denies New Territories project is aimed at settling mainlanders, as residents prepare to voice concerns at public forum Fears over 'Shenzhen ... villagers who fear being displaced in the interests of mainlanders. Officials sought to dismiss concerns the three planned towns in the northeast New Territories would become ...

  4. Government quiet about waste sites in New Territories

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam The EPD will not reveal the exact location of the 120 open-air storage sites for e-waste products in the New Territories. But it says none has broken any law. A department spokesman said the sites were mainly in rural areas of North District and Yuen Long, including Ta Kwu Leng, Hung Lung Hang and Ha Tsuen. He said that many of the sites were only used for a short ...

  5. Illegal works up sixfold on land in New Territories

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Cases of unauthorised development in the New Territories have risen sixfold in the past 15 years, according to Planning Department figures. The latest figures presented ... concerns about a rising number of development applications in the New Territories involving land subjected to prior environmental damage, such as removal of trees. 'Some of these development ...

  6. Government must sort out the mess in New Territories villages

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Once again, the government digs its head in the sand and refuses to address the real issue of New Territories village planning. People are spending millions of dollars on their village ... before more New Territories villages become a haphazard jumble of worthless houses and environmental and planning disasters. Tim Hallworth, Sai Kung ...

  7. New Territories residents hold the nose and point a finger

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... is to blame. Legislator Andrew Cheng Kar-foo and Sai Kung District Councillor Zoe Phang Shuk-yee yesterday said they had received complaints from residents living at least 3km from the Southeast New Territories Landfill at Tai Chik Sha, Tseung Kwan O. The residents said a foul smell was extremely strong during the two weeks in June when it rained heavily, and suspected the smell came from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COUNTRY PARKS

    Sai Kung village, Pak Sha O, under threat from developer

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... homes set amid a wealth of greenery and wildlife in Sai Kung West Country Park. The affected area is one of 77 private enclaves within country parks in the New Territories and on Lantau. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say. At least 27 officially sanctioned ... into alleged mismanagement and abuses at burial grounds for indigenous New Territories villagers. A 30-year-old policy allows indigenous villagers to build dedicated hillside graves for their dead ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much land do we have?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... developments in the northeastern New Territories, opposition groups and activists vow to fight the idea. If someone proposes a higher density of development at Kai Tak, there are objections. ... and the first thing you notice is how much countryside there is. We are roughly comparable in terms of population and area with New York City, but our land use is totally different. While the majority ...




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