David Li fails to demolish structure

Finance-sector lawmaker David Li Kwok-po could be prosecuted for not removing an illegal structure at a property he owns on The Peak.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Advice on cutting light pollution 'not that bright'

Government suggestions to control light pollution, contained in six pages of voluntary guidelines issued yesterday, have been criticised as weak and ineffective.

The measures are aimed at commercial operators' external lighting.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Setback for Henderson over project in Western

Henderson Land's plans to redevelop a Sai Ying Pun site received a setback when a judicial review upheld the Buildings Department's rejection of the project because the site's ownership is unclear.

The Court of First Instance ruled yesterday that the developer must provide information related to the ownership before submitting building plans for approval.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

'Planning approval is not for sale'

Rich homeowners who have built illegal structures will not be able to legitimise them by paying a land premium, while poorer families have their extensions pulled down, the development chief said yesterday.

It rules out a proposal put forward by powerful rural leaders to allow villagers to keep rooftop structures and enclosed balconies built without planning approval.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:31pm

Warnings but little action on nature reserve house

The Buildings Department and the Lands Department both failed to stop construction of a luxury home and private garden inside the Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve, even though it took the developer almost a year to complete the work.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Waterfront tenders raise concern

Two open spaces on the Central waterfront are to be put up for tender to private companies, raising concerns from the harbour watchdog that public access may be limited.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am