Town Planning Board

Welcome moves to protect our countryside

Twice within days recently the government emerged as the champion of our natural environment against free-wheeling development. Now it has done it again - a sign, we trust, of a growing taste for action to back up words.

Monday, 4 October, 2010, 12:00am

Compensation offer for tenement residents

Residents of a street made famous in an award-winning film are set to become the first people living outside an Urban Renewal Authority project area to be offered compensation by the authority.

28 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Museum relocation gets green light

The relocation of the privately owned Maritime Museum from Stanley to pier No 8 in Central has been given the green light by the Planning Department.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Stricter rules proposed for tall office blocks in Tsim Sha Tsui

Developers planning tall commercial buildings in Tsim Sha Tsui will have to comply in future with a more stringent set of design conditions.

Government proposals to be discussed by the Town Planning Board today aim to define Tsim Sha Tsui as a central business district and a high-rise node while improving the streetscape and pedestrian environment.

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

MTR resubmits design for towers above station

The MTR Corporation has resubmitted its design for the office towers above the future high-speed rail terminus in West Kowloon, with little change except for the height of the buildings.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Residents oppose plan to open car parks

The Housing Society has been accused of infringing the rights of residents at two housing estates after it sought to open up two underused car parks for public use.

Citing low tenancy rates, the society applied to the Town Planning Board for permission to open the car parks at Park Belvedere in Ma On Shan and Sunshine Grove in Sha Tin to non-residents.

8 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Officials to throw out owner's bid to legalise dumping

A landowner's application to legalise illegal dumping in an ecologically important pond in Luk Keng is likely to be thwarted today by the Town Planning Board because planning and conservation officials have refused to support it.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

URA members question decision on saving Wing Lee Street

Urban Renewal Authority board members said the authority's new proposal to preserve Wing Lee Street in Sheung Wan was rushed and there had been no discussion of the rationale behind it.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Twists and turns in the remaking of a street

Since the Staunton Street and Wing Lee Street development project was announced by the now defunct Land Development Corporation in 1998, it has gone through drastic amendments due to challenges from a developer, concern groups and a conservation-minded community.

17 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Single authority the key to proper urban planning

Illegal dumping and other abuses that plague the New Territories are fraught with law-enforcement issues. They range from weak legislation and claims to private property rights to difficulties in identifying culprits. This is not helped by the division of responsibilities between government departments that frustrates effective action.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

MTR alters Tai Wai project to cut wall effect

The MTR Corporation has taken note of public opposition to wall-like developments and revised the design of residential high-rises it will build on top of Tai Wai station on the East Rail Line in Sha Tin.

19 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

liberal studies

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions

1 What has made opposition to Lulus more commonplace?

a. More public backlashes

b. The internet

c. Public-relations strategies

d. A more educated public

2 Why does Hong Kong have a planning problem?

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

City model of urban renewal, not renovation, is bad precedent

As more and more expensive 'masterpieces' are erected all over our city as a result of the clearance of old districts, Hong Kong people now have a better idea of what urban renewal is all about.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

It's a nightmare, says factory boss caught in a web of red tape

A factory owner has complained about the difficulties of reusing his waterfront factory due to red tape and town planning procedures.

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Should the shoeshiners be allowed to stay on Theatre Lane?

Regarding the threatened removal of shoeshiners from Theatre Lane, we should be very concerned over what this says about us as a society.

14 Aug 2009 - 12:00am