The government has released 34 sites, enough for the building of 15,500 flats, in the upcoming programme. Twenty-one of the sites have not been rezoned for residential use.Wednesday, 12 March, 2014, 6:12am 2 comments
The Housing Authority has in fact undertaken various waste recycling initiatives in recent years and is committed to reducing waste in its public housing estates through different waste recycling and education programmes.29 Apr 2013 - 2:06am
When I listened to the Town Planning Board discussion on the rezoning of the site of the former Lee Wai Lee campus, on January 25, I found that despite many board members having great reservations about the rezoning from government, institution and community (GIC) to residential use, the decision by the chairman in the end was nevertheless to proceed with a public consultation, without seeking a vote by the members in attendance.25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am
Lawyers are divided on whether there will be law enforcement problems at the military berth on the newly reclaimed Central harbourfront that will be open to the public while being managed by the army.24 Apr 2013 - 4:05am
I refer to Alex Lo's column ("Planning watchdog on a tight leash", April 17) in which various doubts over the Town Planning Board are raised. I am obliged to state the facts.22 Apr 2013 - 1:58am
Is the Town Planning Board a watchdog or a lapdog for the government? If you read the relevant ordinance, it is tasked with looking after the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the public; more specifically, the use and development of land in the way it may affect communities and neighbourhoods.17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am 3 comments
The Real Estate Developers Association has accused the Town Planning Board of "micro-management" and failing to properly consider its views on four draft zoning plans. The association yesterday applied to the Court of First Instance for a judicial review of the draft plans.19 Feb 2013 - 4:40am
A massive private development in east Kowloon big enough to provide 5,200 flats in the next six years will be scrutinised by the Town Planning Board today after staying on the drawing board for a decade.8 Feb 2013 - 4:39am
A long-running series of legal disputes over a housing development - in an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland - has taken yet another turn.
According to court documents, the Town Planning Board is seeking a judicial review of an appeal board decision that favoured the developers of the Nam Sang Wai housing project.31 Jan 2013 - 4:41am
It's a popular pastime during the Christmas and New Year holidays to visit shopping centres to have a look at the festive decorations.
But winter is also a good time to visit shops that line the streets in the city's old districts.18 Dec 2012 - 2:33am