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Having a say

The Urban Renewal Authority may let residents in old districts initiate redevelopment plans. Do you think this could help relieve some of the tensions between officials and conservationists? Write to us.

Wednesday, 19 September, 2007, 12:00am

One villager killed, dozens hurt in riot over redevelopment plan

At least one villager was killed and dozens injured yesterday in a village in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, after residents clashed with armed police and thugs sent by developers to take over their land, witnesses said.

26 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Kwun Tong flat owners in a bind

Kwun Tong flat owners have appealed to the development secretary to buy properties affected by a redevelopment project within six months, saying they have been unable to sell or rent out their apartments.

They urged Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who was appointed to head the new Development Bureau two weeks ago, to act quickly to buy the properties.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Legislator suggests a compromise on the redevelopment of 'sneaker street'

The redevelopment of 'sneaker street' in Mong Kok could be achieved without wholesale demolition or renovation, a legislator said yesterday.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Planning board says it will accept court ruling on SoHo site

The Town Planning Board yesterday decided not to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that it was wrong in refusing to exclude land in SoHo owned by Henderson Land from an Urban Renewal Authority redevelopment zone.

The board refused to disclose why it had decided not to appeal, saying only that it would again listen to Henderson Land's objections.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Residents facing court for refusing to move out

A handful of shop owners and tenants in Tai Kok Tsui will be taken to court by the Urban Renewal Authority for refusing to surrender their properties for redevelopment.

But the owners yesterday said legal action was aimed at coercing them into accepting a compensation rate that was much lower than the market value of the properties.

3 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Henderson seeks to do luxury development justice

In the interest of heritage education and preservation, developer Henderson Land and sister company Town Gas have jointly donated HK$100,000 to run more public open days for Victoria Prison, the Central Police Station and the Central Magistracy. But why the sudden philanthropy?

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Evicted landlords demand fair compensation

A handful of landlords of shops due for demolition in Tai Kok Tsui remain at loggerheads with the government over compensation that they say falls short of private valuations by $2 million or more.

More than 90 per cent of people affected by an Urban Renewal Authority project in the area have accepted the compensation offers, but 16 are holding out for more.

12 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Activists win bigger say in Wedding Card Street project

Activists fighting to save Wedding Card Street in Wan Chai claimed a partial victory yesterday after winning a bigger say in its redevelopment - but they said the battle was not over.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Strike the right balance in urban renewal plan

Faced with persistent demands from the property sector to further facilitate urban redevelopment, the government has proposed making it easier for developers to force the sale of buildings. The proposal requires critical scrutiny, as forcing property owners to divest their holdings strikes at the heart of private property rights.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am