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Town Planning Board

School's science, art blocks approved

The Town Planning Board yesterday approved a proposal by King George V School to build two six-storey blocks on its Ho Man Tin campus.

Saturday, 23 May, 2009, 12:00am

Local architect joins Central project

The Jockey Club has invited a renowned local architect to work with his Swiss counterparts on a new design for an additional structure at the Central Police Station compound.

But the move, which follows public rejection of a previous design, has drawn criticism because there are no plans for a fresh public consultation.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club opposes height limit for Central Police Station scheme

The Jockey Club has formally discarded its controversial plan to build a 150-metre tower at the old Central Police Station site, according to its submission to the Town Planning Board, which the South China Morning Post examined yesterday.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Law and disorder

In the Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist, the character Mr Bumble (right) is informed that 'the law supposes your wife acts under your direction'. He replies, 'If the law supposes that, the law is an ass.'

8 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sea-view restaurant proposed for pier

One of the companies that operates ferries in Central is seeking to build a sea-view restaurant at one of the piers. Park Island Transport has submitted a proposal for a 590 square metre restaurant on the second floor of Pier 2, arguing that the additional revenue is needed to offset the cost of its ferry service. The Town Planning Board will discuss it tomorrow.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sea-view restaurant proposed for pier

One of the companies that operates ferries in Central is seeking to build a sea-view restaurant at one of the piers. Park Island Transport has submitted a proposal for a 590 square metre restaurant on the second floor of Pier 2, arguing that the additional revenue is needed to offset the cost of its ferry service. The Town Planning Board will discuss it tomorrow.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Seaview Building could be saved

The 60-year-old Seaview Building in Repulse Bay could be saved from demolition and revitalised for new uses after the government stopped pushing ahead with a hotel plan amid strong public opposition.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

150 trees felled on sites zoned green belt

About 150 trees have been chopped down in Sai Kung on sites that have not yet been approved for housing development, but planning and lands officials said there was little they could do about it.

The trees near Nam A village, close to Tai Mong Tsai, were cut down about a month ago, nearby residents said.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Planners reject appeal against artificial beach

Board refuses to reverse vote

The Town Planning Board yesterday upheld its decision to allow the government to create a sand beach at Lung Mei in Tolo Harbour, rejecting conservationists' views that the project could create an ecological disaster.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

URA plans under way

Under the H18 plan, the Urban Renewal Authority will carry out redevelopment around Staunton Street, Shing Wong Street, Bridges Street and Wing Lee Street near SoHo.

More than 20 buildings will be torn down, including nine pre-war tenements on Wing Lee Street, and replaced by two six-storey blocks and one 28-floor building offering 130 flats.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Planners disagree with opponents of artificial-beach plan in Tai Po

The Planning Department does not agree with objections to the proposed artificial beach in Tai Po.

Two green groups and 20 individuals objected to the government proposal to rezone Tolo Harbour's Lung Mei coastline as a bathing beach during the public consultation for the project. More than 4,400 individuals and Tai Po villagers favour the plan.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Rezone Graham Street, say activists

The Urban Renewal Authority's redevelopment project in Graham Street has been challenged by an activist group that has urged town planners to rezone the area as a market street to preserve the area's vibrant and historic bazaar.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Revised Fo Tan plan faces review

Government planners have called for further changes to a planned housing project next to Fo Tan railway station, saying it is still likely to impose a 'wall effect' on the neighbourhood.

This view is expressed in a paper submitted by the Planning Department to the Town Planning Board, which will review an amended master plan for the project on Friday.

23 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Letters

Concerns over mandatory health scheme

I am not convinced by the arguments of Nelson Wong ('Insurance is a vital part of health care', June 18) and Michael Somerville ('Finding the right model', June 20), nor do I think the attack on Darren Mann is justified.

26 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Staunton Street project given a thumbs down

Residents, business people and passers-by around the controversial redevelopment project in Staunton and Wing Lee streets in Central have given it an emphatic thumbs down.

Of 1,358 comments received by the Town Planning Board about the proposal - all of them critical - all but five were letters prepared by an activist group with signatures collected from members of the public.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am