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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Free mediation scheme for elderly ends

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:02am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Free mediation scheme for elderly ends The government has decided to end its pilot scheme to subsidise mediation between elderly property owners and developers forcibly acquiring their properties, after university professors said it was no longer cost-effective. The Development Bureau, which launched the scheme with eight leading mediation service ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Loophole puts noodle shop at risk

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by FANNY FUNG

    ... and another shop on the ground floor. So far, the developer has seen its attempts to buy the noodle shop rejected. A change in the law four years ago allowed for forced sales in cases where the owners of 80 per cent of properties in a building supported it, but only if one of three other conditions was met: the building was industrial, or more than 50 years old, or if each unit made up 10 per ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Villagers vow to fight on despite key Legco defeat over country park plan

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:45am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Lawmakers vote down motion to keep enclave out of park; kuk chief says rule of law 'shaken' Villagers vow to fight on despite key Legco ... the legislature building during the debate, vowed to challenge the decision in court. Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing rejected the argument that the plan robbed villagers of property rights. "We ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lantau development advisers urged to disclose all potential conflicts of interests

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... has sent e-mails to each of the 19 non-official members, asking them to answer queries by March 6 about any connections to businesses, land or property on Lantau involving them, ... reported little farming activity on the land but signs of vegetation clearance. Kwok also had reservations about the appointment of Randy Yu Hon-kwan, a Sino Land manager who is the son-in-law ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    CY scheme to shorten land premium negotiations is open to graft, lawyer says

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Olga Wong

    ... "You can only call it an expert's determination, which is far less effective and reliable." Under normal arbitration, a lawyer is requested to make decisions based on laws. His ... to the government on land issues and a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority. Such a non-binding decision could become a problem if property prices dipped, Lam said. "Can they ignore ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Olga Wong

    ... to increase the housing supply and thus rein in property prices. The area includes at least five non-indigenous villages in Kwu Tung and Fanling North, and at least 70 per cent of the land ... the city's competitiveness won't be damaged right away. But if other housing projects in the pipeline face the same fate, the chance of reining in property prices is slim," warned Shih ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Shui On boss Vincent Lo Hong-sui calls for 'revolution' in planning process

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 11:41am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com Urgent overhaul is needed to speed up building of flats, and the city's housing problems aren't Leung Chun-ying's fault, property tycoon says Shui on chief calls for land policy shake-up A property tycoon who is a key supporter of Leung Chun-ying has called on the chief executive to review the city's land policy ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Conservation officials not worried by zone plan lapse in Tai Long Sai Wan

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:30am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... She said the Country and Marine Park Board had the power to scrutinise new developments during the transition, while building laws and land leases were also a form of control. Conservancy ... concerned about the matter. Landowners were unlikely to make extreme changes to their properties even without planning control in force, she said. "The villagers and the kuk cannot afford ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green groups hike against Hoi Ha development plan

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by DARREN WEE

    ... in which they also called for an end to the practice of property developers destroying the ecological value of land on the pretence of farming before seeking building permission. Save Our Country ... which organised the hike from Tai Tan village to Hoi Ha, is also calling for a change to conservation laws that do not require landowners to get permission to farm. "It's being abused ...

  10. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Young architects describe their vision of an urban landscape with a heart

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf property.post@scmp.com A new generation of Hong Kong architects exhibiting in Venice discuss their vision for a city not renowned for its inspiring built settings ... For curator Christopher Law, the biennale is a chance to explore the complexity of an area subject to some of the largest and most elaborate redevelopment plans in Hong Kong's history. ...



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