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Town Planning Board

Court order puts block on Central zoning plan

Three key redevelopment projects in Central could be delayed after a developer won a court order yesterday that bars town planners from submitting a zoning plan for approval.

Thursday, 19 January, 2012, 12:00am

Hurdles stay for Government Hill

Officials still face hurdles before they can press ahead with the Government Hill redevelopment and release the site on a 50-year lease.

The government's plan will have to be vetted by the Town Planning Board. Major opponents of the scheme are also waiting for a board meeting to discuss their counter-proposal.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Case argued for supermarket at Li Ka-shing's HQ

A company associated with Li Ka-shing's Hutchison Whampoa mounted a legal challenge yesterday to a rezoning that blocked the firm's plan to convert 78 car park spaces at the Cheung Kong Center in Central into a supermarket.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The heights of arrogance

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In July, the Real Estate Developers' Association (Reda) of Hong Kong applied for a judicial review of building height limits set by the Town Planning Board (TPB).

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Public split over CLP redevelopment

The Town Planning Board has received a divided public response over a redevelopment that would see CLP Power knock down part of its historic headquarters in Argyle Street.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Greens fight rezoning request

A plan by a private developer associated with New Territories kingpin Lau Wong-fat to push through a large housing development close to a country park faces opposition from conservationists over proposed rezoning of the site.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Get creative on heritage issues

People have become increasingly aware of the importance of natural and built heritage to both a sense of history and the quality of life for present and future generations. As a result the need for continued development - and respect for property rights - has to be reconciled with a desire to conserve and enhance precious open space, oases of nature and historic buildings.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Outcry over 'minor' deal to demolish historic villa

The Town Planning Board is being urged not to endorse a developer's plan to demolish a historic Spanish villa on The Peak and preserve only part of the facade.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Veto wetland flats plan, green urge

Property giant Cheung Kong has again provoked the wrath of green groups.

The groups are calling on town planners to veto a plan by the developer to build about 2,000 flats on a sensitive wetland site in Yuen Long.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Causeway Bay landlord wants 'arbitrary' limits review

The Hysan Group, a big landlord in Causeway Bay, has filed a writ accusing the Town Planning Board of making an 'arbitrary and irrational' decision to impose restrictions on two of its buildings when adjacent Times Square has no such limit.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Property tycoons take on planners

The body that represents property developers has gone to court to challenge the Town Planning Board's building restrictions in four high-density areas, claiming that the authority has been acting unfairly.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Churches seek judicial review

Two churches in Wan Chai are pursuing judicial challenges against the Town Planning Board over a decision to restrict their building heights, saying it would hamper their ability to provide health and welfare services.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Government accused of jumping gun on site sale

Green activists and a conservation group accused the government of treating the Town Planning Board as a rubber stamp and said it had started making preparation to sell the west wing of the Central Government Offices, even though the board was still considering the site's future.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Test case for land abuse curbs

A new policy designed to plug loopholes that allow the notorious 'destroy first, build later' approach in the New Territories is about to be tested as a landowner in Yuen Long seeks official approval to turn a site onto which it previously dumped earth and other materials into a plant nursery.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Tenements excised from Staunton Street project

The Town Planning Board officially announced changes to the Urban Renewal Authority's Staunton Street redevelopment under which the tenement buildings on Wing Lee Street will be excluded. However, private redevelopment of the buildings is allowed, but cannot exceed the present four storeys.

9 Jul 2011 - 12:00am