Development Control in the United Kingdom

'Unfinished' village estate gets nod

Village housing developments with government approval do not necessarily provide buyers with basic infrastructure such as a proper access road and power supply, an investigation by the South China Morning Post found.

Tuesday, 8 May, 2012, 12:00am

Tighter planning rules 'not the answer'

The government has told legislators the Town Planning Ordinance is not the 'most appropriate tool' to control illegal dumping.

This was its response to suggestions raised by a Legislative Council subcommittee studying fly-tipping during six rounds of meetings with officials since March.

22 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Minister must take back control of city from major developers

The Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has now acknowledged for the first time that the government has the final decision on issuing any land exchange in the Mega Tower project, but then hints at a possible 'risk' if the developer's demand for the land is refused ('Rejecting Mega plan risky: minister', July 19).

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Activists kept in dark over plans for old jail

The Town Planning Board changed its reasons for approving the redevelopment plan for Central Police Station and Victoria Prison during a confidential meeting to which heritage activists were not invited, court documents allege.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Happy Valley hit by new limits

Collective sales put on hold after Planning Department imposes height controls

Owners of old buildings in Happy Valley have seen the redevelopment potential of their properties decline after the government introduced height restrictions in the area.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Democrats seek open debate on cultural hub

The Democratic Party yesterday asked the Town Planning Board to postpone its planned discussion today of the party's request for tighter planning control over the West Kowloon Cultural District. It now wants the discussion to be held in an open meeting.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Democrats dig in for arts-hub challenge

Party ready to launch judicial review if rezoning application is turned down

The Democratic Party is preparing for a prolonged legal battle against the government in an attempt to bring development of the vast West Kowloon cultural district project more into the open.

23 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Town planners will thoroughly scrutinise hub

I refer to concerns raised in your leader, 'Genuine consultation needed on culture hub' (November 16) and the following day's article, 'For the sake of art or profit?' by Yeung Sum.

22 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

More say for the public

There has been a lot of misunderstanding about the Town Planning Board's decision on the land-use planning for West Kowloon cultural district. Unfortunately, your leader ('People's faith in cultural hub must be restored', December 22) has further perpetuated it.

27 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Smoothing the way on long, bumpy road

The 50th anniversary of a town planning office in the government of Hong Kong is, indeed, a memorable event. It is even more interesting to learn that a development plan for Kowloon was prepared as early as 1922.

20 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Five steps to protecting Mai Po's heritage

DEVELOPMENT around Mai Po Nature Reserve has aroused much public attention. The Town Planning Appeal Board recently approved Henderson Land's development plan to develop nearly 100 hectares of the Mai Po Wetlands into a multi-billion dollar housing project with an 18-hole, 50-hectare golf course.

13 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Encouraging more public involvement

I REFER to the Hon. Christine Loh's article headlined, ''In the twilight zones'', published in the South China Morning Post, on August 8.

20 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Disheartened by comments

I REFER to Mr Kevin Sinclair's article headlined, ''Can Patten regain paradise?'' on November 1 and would like to put the record straight on a few points contained therein.

4 Nov 1993 - 12:00am