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  1. Officials to throw out owner's bid to legalise dumping

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A landowner's application to legalise illegal dumping in an ecologically important pond in Luk Keng is likely to be thwarted today by the Town Planning Board because ... to demonstrate the need for such extensive land and pond filling,' the department said in its submission to the Town Planning Board. The site at Kai Kung Shue Ha, a quiet village in the northeastern ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 150 trees felled on sites zoned green belt

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as green belts, where developers are seeking permission from the Town Planning Board to build small houses. Some of the felled trees were on government land. Michael Lee Siu-fung, conservation ... Friends of Sai Kung, urged the board to reject the Sai Kung application. The board is expected to discuss the application next month. A spokeswoman for the Planning Department said the board would ...

  4. Planners reject appeal against artificial beach

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Board refuses to reverse vote The Town Planning Board yesterday upheld its decision to allow the government to create a sand beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, rejecting conservationists' views that the project could create an ecological disaster. Disappointed by the board's decision, green groups said they would petition lawmakers who control the project's ...

  5. Staunton Street project given a thumbs down

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Of 1,358 comments received by the Town Planning Board about the proposal- all of them critical- all but five were letters prepared by an activist group with signatures collected from members ... of the development have not been seen by the public and will only been seen by the Town Planning Board members prior to it considering this application.' The letter also complains that the height ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Wetland saved from large-scale development- for now

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai One of the city's most precious wetlands, Sham Chung in Sai Kung, has been spared large-scale development for three years. The Town Planning Board decided yesterday ... hectares is earmarked for expansion of the village. The rest is green belt and a coastal protection area. The board received 37 objections to the draft. Under the Town Planning Ordinance, ...

  8. 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 ... Department to build a house,' she said. 'If our colleagues discover trees being newly chopped down, they would let us know and we would transfer the case to the Town Planning Board ...

  9. Board backs smaller developments

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong A meeting of the Town Planning Board yesterday endorsed the Planning Department's action to reduce the bulkiness of residential developments proposed on the former North Point Estate site. But the meeting, which discussed the planning brief prepared by the department, urged the Transport Department to reduce the size of the public transport terminal to reduce ...

  10. Single authority the key to proper urban planning

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the lack of proper urban planning in the New Territories. Two cases in point have emerged, with Town Planning Board approval of construction of small houses- one on agricultural land and the other ... that was stripped of vegetation in 2007. Worryingly, a member of the board's rural and new town planning committee says the history of illegal dumping and excavation was not considered relevant. ...




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