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  1. Twin towers are rejected by Town Planning Board

    Posted Apr 17th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 1980s. Over the past 20 years, it has submitted 12 plans to the Town Planning Board, eight of which have been rejected. In 1994, the board approved a plan to build a 93-storey hotel. Although ... Chloe Lai But Gordon Wu may put a 93-floor hotel on the site in Wan Chai instead Hopewell Holdings' plan to build a 60-storey, twin-tower hotel in Wan Chai was rejected by the Town ...

  2. Putting the record straight on Town Planning Board

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Town Planning Board (TPB) as the administration plays a dominant role is plainly unfounded. The TPB is a statutory body. It comprises 40 members, with 34 non-official members representing ... P.C CHAN, Secretary, Town Planning Board Confidence in Cathay As a regular passenger on many airlines for over 30 years including the last 10 years flying on Cathay Pacific, I am absolutely ...

  3. Town Planning Board hearings may be open to public

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Town Planning Board meetings may be made open next year so deliberations on the West Kowloon cultural district are public, a senior official said yesterday. Permanent Secretary ... perceived conflict of interests,' said Mrs Lau, who is also chairwoman of the Town Planning Board. Vice-chairman Patrick Lau Sau-shing would chair such meetings instead, she said. Like any ...

  4. Developer's colony or model of consistency?

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... There was a public outcry last November when the South China Morning Post reported that the government was attempting to bypass the Town Planning Board by exempting most aspects of the development, including hotels, residential blocks and commercial complexes, from approval by the board. The board later supported the government's view that most aspects of the development did not need its ...

  5. Planning board gets bigger say in arts hub

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A new approach means that the developer chosen for the $24b West Kowloon project will have to seek approval for changes to its plans The Town Planning Board is taking greater ... system, the Town Planning Board will be able to step in if the developer strays from the original plan. Bosco Fung Chi-keung, vice-chairman of the Town Planning Board, yesterday said the decision ...

  6. Planners get more say on arts hub

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's Town Planning Board is effectively taking control of the controversial West Kowloon cultural hub project by requiring the developer to seek its approval for any changes to the plan. Under a two-stage approach, endorsed yesterday, the government must seek the board's agreement on the selection of a developer, instead of simply informing the board of its decision. ...

  7. Change to law plugs illegal rural building loophole

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... for several years by applying to the Town Planning Board for a change in land use. The government's efforts to ban must stop until the board makes its decision, and in the meantime the illegal ... Chloe Lai A legal loophole has been plugged with an amendment to the Town Planning Ordinance, making it easier to protect Hong Kong's rural areas from illegal development, ...

  8. Tower plan may fall from Mega to minor

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Mega Tower hotel project in Wan Chai may face a new hurdle as the Town Planning Board will decide today whether to approve a request to cap the height of any future ... residents, and Wan Chai District Council, strongly oppose the plan. The board rejected it in April. They said the plan was incompatible with the neighbourhood's character, would cause traffic ...

  9. Public will get a peek into the town planning process

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai But an official says some of the decision-making will remain behind closed doors The Town Planning Board will open some of its meetings to the public to make the urban planning ... Planning and Lands Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the government was responding pragmatically to public demand. Concern over the transparency of the Town Planning Board arose during the row over ...

  10. Double trouble

    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... announces it will strengthen Town Planning Board's role in project June 19 Five bids are lodged from four consortiums and an individual Nov 10 Three are shortlisted Nov 20 Public consultation ... plans to knock down the never-occupied flats for redevelopment Nov 29 Demolition plans and environmental measures fail to ease public outrage Dec 1 Lawmakers threaten inquiry Dec 6 Government ...




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