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Town Planning Board

Harbourfront proposal shuts out cyclists

Visitors to the planned 11 hectares of harbourside public open space in Central will find themselves strolling through one public square after another in the proposed 11-hectare waterfront area - but they won't be able to do it on bicycles.

Saturday, 12 April, 2008, 12:00am

Judicial review sought on heliport

Move to cut number of landing pads opposed

A group pushing for the construction of a heliport at the Convention and Exhibition Centre is seeking a judicial review of a decision to reduce the size of the facility on the area's new master plan.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Planning appointments attacked as cosmetic

Six new faces have been appointed to the Town Planning Board, which reviews town plans and zoning policies for the development of the city. A critic of planning policy called the changes a 'cosmetic reshuffle'.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Size matters

The Town Planning Board has proposed wide-ranging height limits on buildings in Mid-Levels. Are you confident these plans will be implemented and will they be effective in curbing developers? Write to us.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Density of Yau Tong Bay development may be halved

Development density at Yau Tong Bay would be halved under a new set of planning controls, including a 120 metre height limit, proposed by the Planning Department.

7 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Opposition continues to scaled-back project

Neighbours of a school for the blind in Pok Fu Lam are still opposing a plan to build two blocks of flats on the site, even though the proposal has been scaled back.

Hang Lung Properties wants to build 88 luxury flats in two towers 20 to 24 storeys high on the prime waterfront site. The development would include 142 car parking spaces.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Residential projects ignore rules, study finds

Nearly one in four private residential developments do not comply with Town Planning Board conditions, a university study has revealed.

Flat buyers in these developments might end up bearing the cost of meeting the conditions, Lawrence Lai Wai-chung, of the University of Hong Kong's department of real estate and construction, warned yesterday.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Rules for school access

Guidelines have been issued for tutorial schools planning to set up in residential buildings or the residential part of composite buildings.

The Town Planning Board yesterday said tutorial schools must have separate stairs or lifts to minimise disturbance to residents.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sham Shui Po flats project backed

The Town Planning Board has endorsed a proposal to redevelop the Kweilin Street area in Sham Shui Po into housing. An Urban Renewal Authority plan involves three buildings between 27 to 37 storeys on a podium. The authority would create a memorial garden to the former New Asia College once housed in a building to be demolished under the plan.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Hung Hom site plan reduces height, density

A further reduction in building density and height has been suggested for two waterfront development sites in Hung Hom by the government - the third move to cut development intensity on prime sites this month.

The proposal was welcomed by a green group and a Town Planning Board member yesterday.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Green move at North Point Estate

Development of the former North Point Estate site - the biggest site available on Hong Kong Island - has been slashed almost 70 per cent as the government responds to public anger over dense developments and wall-like tower blocks.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mansion owner expected to reveal plans for government land, green belt within 2 weeks

The owner of the damaged King Yin Lei mansion is expected to reveal plans within two weeks to develop the adjoining government land and green belt, after a proposal to preserve the building and garden was deferred by the Town Planning Board yesterday.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Greens warn of growing 'wall effect' at estates

Planners criticised over huge high-rises that block air flow

A green group says poor planning on public housing estates in Sham Shui Po, Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan is allowing developers to build clusters of high-rises, creating a 'wall effect' that blocks air flow.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Planning board decides not to challenge Clear Water Bay ruling

The Town Planning Board has decided to accept a court ruling to reconsider a decision blocking development of conservation areas at Clear Water Bay, saying the chance a successful legal appeal is small.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Kwun Tong plan draws comments

The Town Planning Board received about 600 comments yesterday on the Kwun Tong redevelopment project spearheaded by the Urban Renewal Authority.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am