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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Town Planning Board members seek clarity on what green-belt sites are for

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Edge-of-town sites are meant to act as a buffer against urban sprawl, Town Planning Board members say as government eyes land for flats Planners seek clarity ... for three such locations. The Town Planning Board committee members gave initial approval for the use of three green-belt sites in Tuen Mun as part of a wider rezoning plan involving 14 areas ...

  2. 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 Board asserted in court yesterday that its appeal panel had no authority to deal with a case that resulted in a decision favourable to developers planning a housing estate on a sensitive New ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New towns plan: hearing could last 2.5 years

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Record 53,000 objections to development in New Territories prompts Town Planning Board to ask opponents to seek joint representation New towns plan: hearing ... Planning Board hearing that could otherwise last 2-1/2 years. The rare appeal to opponents, who have lodged a record 53,000 objections to the plan for two new towns, came from board deputy chairman ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Town Planning Board decision on PLA harbourfront site is highly flawed

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 03:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com A highly flawed PLA harbourfront plan I stand corrected. I once through this column called the Town Planning Board a government lapdog and rubber stamp, which ... but an instrument of the government. After all, the board's chairman is Thomas Chow Tat-ming, the Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands), so what do you expect? It appears he has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    10-year wait on harbourside homes to end

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong joyce.ng@scmp.com Project to build 5,200 small to medium-sized flats on old docks in East Kowloon bay goes before planning board after decade of revisions 10-year wait on harbourside Homes to end A massive private development in east Kowloon big enough to provide 5,200 flats in the next six years will be scrutinised by the Town Planning Board today after ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country ... long been deserted," he said. "I can't see why we have to plan for a large development there." In Hoi Ha, within the Sai Kung West Country Park, the Town Planning Board ...

  7. 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

    ... the future of Hong Kong". They asked the public to join a protest to the Town Planning Board, while lawmakers repeated their intention to ask the courts to overturn Friday's vote ... in a Town Planning Board consultation exercise earlier this year to make themselves heard when the board meets in a few months to debate the plans. Villagers will lead Tuesday's July ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - REAL ESTATE

    Reda slams Town Planning Board for tighter draft zoning plans

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Reda slams tighter draft zoning plans The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing to properly consider its views on four draft zoning plans. The association yesterday applied to the Court of First Instance for a judicial review of the draft plans. The zones involved are Ngau Tau ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government ‘will not withdraw’ HK$120b new towns building plan that sparked Legco storming

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 02:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... produce about 60,700 flats roughly half earmarked as public housing. Chan said Town Planning Board approval for the government's proposed outline zoning plan was not guaranteed, and that some of the interim funding could go to waste if the board decided to change or reject the plan during vetting. But he said, "the risk [of that] is not high". Cheuk Kai-kai, a member of the Joint ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Town Planning Board seek judicial review over Nam Sang Wai

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Town Planning seeks wetland review A long-running series of legal disputes over a housing development- in an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland- has taken yet another turn. According to court documents, the Town Planning Board is seeking a judicial review of an appeal board decision that favoured the developers of the Nam Sang Wai housing ...




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