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  1. Owners want to build on land hit by dumping

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Mr Hau said: 'About half of the owners are not going to farm the land again anyway.' Checks with the Planning Department found that applications to change at least three of the affected lots from agricultural to residential use had been approved by the Planning Department in July and September last year. Under the small house policy governing New Territories land, owners ...

  2. Are concrete paths ruining Hong Kong's country parks?

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Wu

    ... There's actually a green side despite the hustle and bustle and skyscrapers. The city has some of the best country parks in the region, boasting breathtaking scenery. Rare plants and animal ... projects and once the roads have been built, there will be very little need for maintenance. Concrete paths provide easier access to country parks for hikers and vehicles. They enable people to go ...

  3. Grey areas the battleground in NT fight

    Posted Nov 29th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... with the zoning, planning permission or even rezoning approval- for instance, changing the land use from green belt to village development- approval must be sought from the Town Planning Board. Otherwise, ... faced by land owners,' Ng Cho-nam, a professor at the University of Hong Kong and former Town Planning Board member, said. 'Even if they are patient enough to go through all ...

  4. Nod for building of village house in green belt zone

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Town Planning Board yesterday approved the construction of a village house on government land zoned as green belt in a Tai Po community notorious for illegal excavation ... the applicant had to seek a land grant from the Lands Department. Granting planning permission, the board's Rural and New Town Planning Committee set out conditions including that construction ...

  5. Move to let villagers build on green belts

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The Planning Department's proposal was revealed in a Town Planning Board paper yesterday. It prompted immediate expressions of concern from town planners and critics about an uncontrollable sprawl of village houses and fears that the Town Planning Board would lose its monitoring and discretionary powers. Daniel Lam Wai-keung, vice-chairman of rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk, welcomed ...

  6. Exemption for 'green-belt' houses rejected

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The Town Planning Board yesterday quashed a proposed exemption that would have allowed village houses in the New Territories to encroach on green-belt areas. It also ruled ... without planning permission if no trees were to be cut down and at least half of the site stayed within the 'V' zone. But the government's chief town planner, Brenda Au Kit-ying, ...

  7. Planning board decides not to challenge Clear Water Bay ruling

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The Town Planning Board has decided to accept a court ruling to reconsider a decision blocking development of conservation areas at Clear Water Bay, saying the chance ... to allow development. A spokeswoman for the Town Planning Board said it would reconsider any objections early next year. Chan Kim-on, vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, said ...

  8. Battle to protect our country parks

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Few villagers will want to lose their right to build a small house on the land. Steely resolve and determination will be needed by the Town Planning Board, which has the final say. A balancing ... The 54 pockets of private land that lie within or near our pristine country parks are a headache that authorities are on the verge of doing something about. Unzoned and covering 1,300 ...

  9. Tighter planning rules 'not the answer'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government has told legislators the Town Planning Ordinance is not the 'most appropriate tool' to control illegal dumping. This was its response to suggestions raised by a Legislative Council subcommittee studying fly-tipping during six rounds of meetings with officials since March. One option raised by the lawmakers was to extend town planning ...

  10. Henderson Land criticised over wetlands site

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... increases in houses, site coverage and rather regular rows of houses is very congested and monotonous,' the department said in a paper submitted to the Town Planning Board. The department also ... although it has started site formation work already. The company, having obtained approval for developing the 21-hectare site in Wo Shang Wai in 2008, is seeking town planners' permission ...




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