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  1. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Police firing range targeted for possible housing near Kwu Tung new town

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Cheung Chi-fai and Olga Wong

    ... connected to existing infrastructure and offered plenty of job opportunities. "Otherwise, people would still prefer staying in subdivided flats in urban districts," he said. A former town ... government leased sites to free up urban sites instead. Environmentalists expressed concern over the suitability of a firing range for development because of metal pollution. "There needs ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Planning board stops sending out notices

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by FANNY FUNG

    ... of paper is consumed." Paul Zimmerman, founder of urban planning pressure group Designing Hong Kong, said the change in the rules was reasonable given the number of comments. But he urged ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Developer Bonds Group buys old Kowloon City buildings for HK$242 million

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 04:07am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Bonds Group gains right to redevelop three old buildings in Kowloon City – the first project under Urban Renewal Authority scheme HK$242m bid wins tenement project Three old tenements in Kowloon City were auctioned off for HK$242 million yesterday, marking the first successful redevelopment project facilitated by the Urban Renewal Authority under ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Allow more homes or we'll pollute reservoir, villagers tell planners

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:52am by FANNY FUNG

    ... is hugely contentious as many of those who take advantage of it live overseas or in urban areas and cash in on the developments. Yesterday's decision came against a backdrop of wider conflict ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Time limit set for military berth critics in public hearing

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:08am by Olga Wong

    ... waterfront concern group- comprising 13 green groups and urban planning organisations- said they had asked the board to remove the time limit. They also offered to help those who had submitted views ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Town planners to impose controls on Po Toi Island developments

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Olga Wong and Johnny Tam Despite decision, town planners face court challenge from developers over island project Board to impose controls on Po Toi niches The Town Planning Board upheld its decision to impose controls on any development on Po Toi Island ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Central Market renewal project set to rise higher

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Urban Renewal Authority's bid to double size of venue gets go ahead from Town Planning Board Central Market renewal project set to go higher The Town Planning ... flow. The application, filed by the Urban Renewal Authority, was seeking a "minor relaxation" of planning rules so it could add a box-like glass structure on top of the 74-year-old ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Number of homes at Kai Tak site must be doubled, says adviser

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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Housing crunch means plan for ex-airport site 'needs updating to relieve homes pressure' Double number of flats at Kai Tak, says adviser The number of new homes planned for the former Kai Tak airport site should be m ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai vanishes off map for 'high street' plan

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of belonging. But activists who campaigned for years against the redevelopment and mounted bitter protests when the site was cleared in 2007, think differently. Wong Ho-yin, convenor of urban ... and modelled on three historic tenements at the southern end of the site. The Urban Renewal Authority, which awarded the project to Sino Land and Hopewell Holdings in 2009, required that the retail ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Agency seeks to double Central Market site height in 'minor' change of plan

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Town planners asked to relax 20-metre limitat Central Market and let Urban Renewal Authority add another 20.5 metres on top 'Minor' change of plan: URA asks to double site height The Urban Renewal Authority has been accused of ignoring the rules by asking for a "minor relaxation" on planning regulations at its Central Market project- ...




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