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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Planning Board gives nod on taller towers for Kai Tak flats

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 05:04am by Olga Wong

    ... in their development density was approved yesterday. The Town Planning Board sanctioned a government plan to raise northern Kai Tak's density by 20 to 22 per cent as part of efforts to meet demand ... investment at the time," the developer was quoted as saying in a paper provided to the board by the Planning Department. "Should the application be approved, the original development ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Antiquities board launches public review of heritage policy

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... be adopted in town planning for conservation of heritage buildings- meaning a particular street or even a whole district could be conserved and wider restrictions imposed on development. Under ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation looks into how to conserve historic buildings after failure to save Ho Tung Gardens Antiquities board seeks views on heritage policy ...

  3. Size matters

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Town Planning Board has proposed wide-ranging height limits on buildings in Mid-Levels. Are you confident these plans will be implemented and will they be effective in curbing developers? Write to us. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Office and they said they had not reached a conclusion yet on the built heritage policy, so they did not object," he said at the Town Planning Board. Director of Lands Bernadette Linn said ... for conventional dwellings. Under an outline plan for the Tai O Town Centre, six hectares of land on the banks of Tai O Creek and along Shek Tsai Po Street- mainly occupied by wooden stilt houses built ...

  6. Density of Yau Tong Bay development may be halved

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... restrictions, submitted in a paper to the Town Planning Board, would force the Henderson Land consortium, which owns more than 80 per cent of the area, to reduce its proposed development scale by a further 10 per cent. The planning board will discuss the new restrictions today. Situated between Lei Yue Mun and Kai Tak, Yau Tong Bay was to be reclaimed for a mixed development in 2002. Without ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New-towns plan faces legal challenge from lawmaker

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Tony Cheung and Julie Chu

    ... Tony Cheung and Julie Chu Court should overturn funding approval because Finance Committee chairman acted outside his power, says independent legislator New-towns plan faces legal ... a request for judicial review. Wong wants the court to overturn the committee's approval of the government's funding request for a contentious new-towns project in the northeastern New ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Activist faces jail for resisting arrest during Legco new-towns protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... the Legislative Council building to protest against planned new towns in the New Territories. Chan Nin, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of resisting arrest at Eastern Court yesterday, after the Department ... for the new-town plans. They claimed villagers would lose their homes for minimal compensation while big developers would cash in. The government said the new towns were vital to its ambitious homebuilding ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... excessive density. The development, which the Town Planning Board will discuss on Friday, does away with reclamation, and reduces the gross floor area by one-third from the original proposal, which ... submitted to the board, the Planning Department said the scale might hamper air ventilation, and that the proposed overall plot ratio of 5.5 exceeded the permitted plot ratio of four. Pork prices ...




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