Height Restriction Laws

Town Planning Board to fight court ruling on building-height limits

The Town Planning Board is appealing against a court judgment that could have far-reaching implications for the city's rules to limit the height of buildings.

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012, 3:24am

Judge cuts planners down to size

The Town Planning Board drew criticism from a judge yesterday for imposing an 'arbitrary' height restriction on a Kowloon Bay estate that was headed for redevelopment.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

North Point project faces height limits

A New World Development project in North Point has shown that obtaining building approval is not a guarantee that the redevelopment potential of a new site is assured, according to surveyors.

4 Jul 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

Planning board keeps the lid on Kowloon Tong despite protests

Developers and residents unhappy with decision as prices may decline by 20pc

The Town Planning Board yesterday moved to keep height restrictions at Kowloon Tong in the face of opposition from developers and residents, saying the government needed to retain the unique character of the low-density residential district.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Lower skylines, lower revenues

While it is still unknown how the government's proposed tighter planning controls will hit developers' revenues, history tells us that the impact of a height restriction could be significant.

10 May 2006 - 12:00am

Height cap unlucky for developers

Restricting buildings to 13 storeys in Kowloon Tong may affect flat values and discourage redevelopment, consultants say

Height restrictions could hit building and redevelopment plans for Kowloon Tong and discourage developers from going ahead with their strategies for the district.

8 Mar 2006 - 12:00am