Country parks

Key housing committee warns over rent controls, building on country parks

Wah Fu Estate in Po Fu Lam. The committee's report advised against building homes on country park land. Photo: Nora Tam

The government-appointed committee tasked with long-term planning for housing development in Hong Kong has expressed reservations about introducing rent controls and regulations for “subdivided flats” – and advised against using country park land for building homes.

Monday, 17 February, 2014, 7:09pm 3 comments

The government must stop 'improving' our countryside

A path leading into Pak Sha O Village, Sai Kung, before a developer moved in and dug it up. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Government would do well to heed an ancient tenet of the medical profession: "First, do no harm."

30 Oct 2012 - 3:04am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, October 26, 2012

Low-rise Ho Chung village, in Sai Kung. Photo: Edward Wong

Work together to keep HK a world city

I refer to Rachel Chan's letter ("HK should be trying to attract top-class international experts", October 24) concerning Hong Kong's international status.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am

Sai Kung village, Pak Sha O, under threat from developer

A building in Pak Sha O, which is treasured for its heritage values. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A Sai Kung village rich in ecological and heritage values is under threat from a developer who has bought up land faster than the government can freeze and zone its use, conservationists warn.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Park patrols hot on the trail of antisocial mountain bikers

There are designated mountain bike trails. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

I refer to the letter by Duncan Lightfoot ("Cyclists ruin visitor's hike in country park", October 11).

22 Oct 2012 - 2:52am

Letters to the editor, October 11, 2012

C.Y. Leung has tried to resolve housing issues. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Damned if you do, damned if you don't

Since taking office more than 100 days ago, Chief Executive C.Y. Leung has formulated some new policies, including "Hong Kong land for Hong Kong people", an increase in old-age allowances as well as swift action against parallel- goods trading in Sheung Shui, in response to public demand.

11 Oct 2012 - 1:43am 4 comments