The government will increase the development density of a quarry site earmarked for new housing in East Kowloon, making room for an extra 760 flats. The Development Bureau said yesterday the move was in line with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address a month ago. Leung said the bureau was working with the Planning Department to increase the development density of unleased or unallocated residential sites to boost the supply of land for housing in the short to medium term.Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 5:24am 1 comment
Southern District councillors said yesterday they would submit to the chief executive a letter of condemnation against the Development Bureau.
The councillors' decision comes after the bureau failed to send a representative to a meeting yesterday to explain to them the government's planned lifting of development restrictions in Pok Fu Lam.5 Feb 2013 - 5:02am
The amount of vacant government land could be enough to support the city's housing supply for four years, the latest official figures suggest.18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am
The development secretary has volunteered to help police investigate a newspaper claim that he recently drove his car under the influence of alcohol, he said on Thursday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The Development Bureau came under fire yesterday for being unable to give details about how much of its vacant land was available for housing. On Saturday, bureau chief Paul Chan Mo-po told a chaotic public forum that it had 2,100 hectares, of which 1,200 was designated for building village houses. But yesterday the bureau could not say exactly how much of this would be available for building flats. One source close to the bureau said the figure was less than 400 hectares.25 Sep 2012 - 9:29am 2 comments
The government has infuriated conservationists by announcing that the west wing of its former headquarters will be bulldozed - and basing its decision on advice from a panel of experts who say the building should be saved.4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Hundreds of households living near the mainland border area may receive total compensation of more than HK$200 million over the construction of a new cross-border checkpoint - if lawmakers approve the payout.18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cosy ties with tycoons have drawn a huge public outcry. One incident of alleged misconduct now under intense public scrutiny is the use of a private aircraft owned by mainland property tycoon Cheung Chung-kiu, also known as Zhang Songqiao, on a Phuket holiday.7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
New shopping malls, cinemas and offices will have to provide more female toilets to reduce queuing time.
'Ladies have suffered because of inadequate provision of toilets in public places,' a Development Bureau spokesman said yesterday. 'Nowadays, it is uncivil ... This is very unacceptable.22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
When the government established a telephone hotline for complaints about dangerous trees last year, it could hardly have expected such a deluge. More than 8,900 complaints have flooded in.28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The old government headquarters in Central will be developed into a new office tower after plans for a huge shopping mall were scrapped.
The reason? There are just too many malls in Central.11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm
Strong winds from Tropical Storm Haima felled at least 55 trees across the city yesterday, injuring one person, officials said.
The storm moved towards western Guangdong last night and was expected to make landfall near Maoming . At midnight, it was 240 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong.23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The reports about unauthorised building works on the properties of government officials and lawmakers display aspects of a witch-hunt ('Tsang agrees to remove structure', June 2).10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Two shop owners who raised objections to redevelopment in To Kwa Wan lost their battle for better compensation yesterday. The Development Bureau's appeal board said it had no power to change the compensation policy of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).30 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
The Development Opportunities Office supported more community projects than business plans in its first year.
It was set up in 2009 under the Development Bureau to provide a one-stop service for private development projects it deems beneficial both to society and the economy.14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am