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  1. 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 ...

  2. It's a nightmare, says factory boss caught in a web of red tape

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... 'First you have to go to the Town Planning Board to apply for change of land use,' he said. 'You also need approval from the buildings, fire services and environmental protection ... accommodation for overseas businessmen, he met more obstacles. The Town Planning Board would not consider his new proposal because his site was zoned into a 'comprehensive development area', ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Town Planning Board a rubber stamp for the government

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:17am

    ... Town Planning Board just a rubber stamp for the government The Town Planning Board has lost its credibility to independently represent the public interest in planning matters, which after ... is now filibustering the board as 2,000 people requested to address the meeting where the plans for a military base on the Central waterfront were discussed, but only eight of the initial ...

  4. Seaview Building could be saved

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Board. However, more than 900 objections to the plan were received by the Town Planning Board during the public consultation period. A hearing discussing the objections will be conducted ... to surrender the site to the lands department to save maintenance costs. The LCSD has now hinted that the building could be reused. 'If the Town Planning Board decides to reinstate the existing ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Brenda Au, for the director of planning ('Just to clarify on Mega Tower', June 19), is highly unsatisfactory. Government officials have repeatedly stated that a 1989 Town Planning Board ... land in return for permission to build the hotel (1.1 million sq ft) on statutory open space land. The Town Planning Board accepted this and initiated a change of zoning. However, by 1994, ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Town Planning Board's atrocious decision on Peak boutique hotel

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com The Town Planning Board recently issued a defence of its widely criticised decision to allow the house at 27 Lugard Road to be developed as a boutique hotel. The board does not have a distinguished record and this is one of its crassest decisions. Readers will know this road, which loops around Victoria Peak, is one of the most pleasant walks ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Doomed buildings may be history under antiquities board grading

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... in 2010 by the Mira Hotel under the Miramar Group, which has applied to the Town Planning Board to redevelop it into a 10-storey hotel. Speaking after yesterday's meeting, board chairman ... buildings; both are set to be demolished. The grading proposals, passed yesterday by the Antiquities Advisory Board, come a little more than a month after the board took public comment on the issue. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Town Planning Board to fight court ruling on building-height limits

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Government fights ruling against the building cap, which may open floodgates for other suits Long-haul battle over height limits The Town Planning Board ... to be imposed in Kwai Chung district, given the case of Kai Tak Mansion. "The Town Planning Board has no choice but to appeal," said a board member, who declined to be named. "The impact ...

  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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