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  1. Britain adopts holistic approach to planning approvals

    Posted Jul 13th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... Richard Warren in London New system will help to develop communities where people's needs are met, from regenerating land to creating city centres The British planning process is undergoing a major overhaul. Local authorities are adapting their procedures to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act passed last year, which seeks faster, consensus-based solutions to planning ...

  2. Democrats seek open debate on cultural hub

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Democratic Party yesterday asked the Town Planning Board to postpone its planned discussion today of the party's request for tighter planning control over the West ... it to rezone the 40-hectare project as a comprehensive development area. An amendment to the Town Planning Ordinance, which permits open meetings, had been passed but its effective date has not yet ...

  3. Few channels open for dissent

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with in other developed markets such as Britain. 'Hong Kong's town planning is generally a top-down approach in which government officials or developers work out their plans and the community ... there is a lack of official channels to express their views during the town planning process. The process would be implemented more smoothly if there was more public participation in the early ...

  4. Scrutiny of board the first step in quest for openness

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Ernest Kong Government pledges to continue reviewing its policy to allow greater public participation in future The Town Planning Board is to be put under public scrutiny in an effort to boost the transparency of the government's land use policy-making process. While the Town Planning (Amendment) Ordinance, which will come into effect in the next couple of months, ...

  5. Troubled kingdom

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... A failure by Kathmandu leaders to make headway against Maoist rebels has created a political vacuum and left the country sliding into anarchy, writes Peter Kammerer No one seems to know ... has become one of the world's poorest and most lawless nations. There is no single answer- perhaps it is the king, parliament, army, Maoist insurgents or the countries with the most ...

  6. Pupils' trip of a lifetime to UK 'a shambles'

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Teenagers charged $480,000 to wait in a country lane for poor accommodation, unsuitable classes and sport without a ball A teacher who took his students on a $480,000 English ... that EF has let down these students in particular.' The main problems that had beset the trip included: The party was dropped at the side of a country lane on arrival at 8am and had to wait ...

  7. US groups hit EU plan for poorest countries

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... into fierce opposition in the United States, as well as from textile lobbies in Africa and Latin America- who will lose their preferential status if such a plan were adopted. US opponents are reported ... the EU plan as it will help the poor countries.' On November 30, EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson proposed a development package for the Hong Kong WTO ministerial talks that called ...

  8. A college town is born

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Al Campbell

    ... by to it by a tunnel is phase I of Soho, the first of four phases. The 673 Soho units will be ready by year's end. The apartments are vertical in design and come in different floor plans. 'What we ... of the Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC). Located in the northeastern corner of Shanghai, the district is famous in the country as a centre of learning, with 14 universities and colleges ...

  9. Community needs independent town planning chief

    Posted Nov 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The letter 'Incestuous planning' (November 17), by Winston K.S. Chu, identifies a fundamental weakness in Hong Kong's planning system- the need for an independent chairman of the Town Planning Board. Under the current system, the chairman is the government officer who is permanent secretary for planning and lands. Inevitably, any alleged 'independence' ...

  10. Opposition grows to 'toothpick tower'

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Opposition is mounting against a luxury residential mega-tower slated for Mid-Levels as the developer prepares to meet the Town Planning Board this week. About 300 families at Goldwin Heights have joined forces with their neighbours at Robinson Place to protest against Swire Properties' plan, which they say will increase traffic congestion and block sunlight. More ...




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