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  1. 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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Stilt houses safe despite new zoning Town planners have zoned the land on which Tai O's stilt houses stand as residential- despite an ongoing review into whether the buildings should have heritage protection. But planning and lands officials say the picturesque Lantau homes are not in danger of being knocked down to make way ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Battle over new towns plan is for the future of Hong Kong, say villagers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee, Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... of no confidence in his chairmanship by Labour Party lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan. Lee said the pan-democratic camp was discussing tactics for its judicial review application. He said any move could be delayed ... clearly the president's powers. Development minister Paul Chan Mo-po said his bureau would seek legal advice in the event of a judicial review. The government says the new towns in Kwu Tung ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New town in northeast New Territories threatens businesses and jobs

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

    ... on planning studies. "It may not be bad economically if the government stops and reviews the project." But Chau Kwong-wing, chairman and professor of the real estate and construction ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lawmakers lament inaction over review of sports club leases

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:18pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Government criticised for launching lease scrutiny decades after policy commitment Delay in review of land leased to clubs 'inexcusable' Legislators yesterday criticised the government for not reviewing the system for granting land leases to private sports clubs despite repeated calls. The Legislative Council's public accounts ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Chaos as initial funding for new towns in New Territories approved by Legco panel

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Tony Cheung, SAMUEL CHAN, Ada Lee

    ... is illegitimate. The only choice we have is to seek a judicial review." The issue is highly charged. The government says the HK$120 billion new towns at Kwu Tung and Fanling North are vital to its ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Village zones in country park enclaves must shrink: planners

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... The decision by the Town Planning Board yesterday to reduce the size of the proposed village house development areas in Pak Lap and So Lo Pun came after the board reviewed public comments on a draft ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Further hurdle for government's plan to build 470,000 flats

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... the district's services would cope. This followed similar reservations from councillors in Kwai Tsing last week and previously in Sham Shui Po and Tai Po. "We need a holistic review of how our ... million people after the development plans, putting heavy pressure on community facilities and traffic." Undersecretary for Development Eric Ma Siu-cheung said reviews were still taking place ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Private clubs face losing land after review, says minister Tsang Tak-shing

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Candy Chan, Olga Wong

    ... Candy Chan and Olga Wong candy.chan@scmp.com Private clubs face losing land after review Leases of private clubs due for renewal will be reviewed to see whether their land could be put ... some of the land. Tsang said the government was reviewing private recreational leases. The review would take account of sports development policy and whether some clubs were meeting ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Appeal board had no power in Nam Sang Wai wetland review: Town Planning Board

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Town Planning Board says its review panel had no authority over Nam Sang Wai wetland review Appeal panel 'went beyond its power' The Town Planning ... Territories wetland. Barrister John Litton, for the board, said the law only empowered the appeal panel to review a decision on whether a plan should be granted. The panel had no power to hear ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Green sites earmarked for homes 'full of trees', environmental group says

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... as it bids to rein in prices and cut the wait for subsidised homes. The Development Bureau said last night that the review of zoning was focused "mainly on those sites that are located ...




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