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Town Planning Board

Tower plan may fall from Mega to minor

The Mega Tower hotel project in Wan Chai may face a new hurdle as the Town Planning Board will decide today whether to approve a request to cap the height of any future development on Kennedy Road to 40 storeys.

Friday, 25 June, 2004, 12:00am

Reclamation project 'will not be redrawn'

Officials will not bow to pressure and reconsider the Central scheme, say sources

The government will not refer the Central reclamation project back to the Town Planning Board for public consultation as a matter of principle, sources said yesterday.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Harbour protection

The government can legally proceed with the Central reclamation project, following a court ruling on Tuesday. But should it refer the project back to the Town Planning Board for public consultation? Share your views: write to us.

11 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

An open process for an open view

On January 9, the Court of Final Appeal dismissed the Town Planning Board's appeal over a High Court ruling that the Wan Chai reclamation scheme failed three vital tests for such works. Interestingly, the government and the Society for the Protection of the Harbour welcomed the judgment.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Planners get more say on arts hub

Hong Kong's Town Planning Board is effectively taking control of the controversial West Kowloon cultural hub project by requiring the developer to seek its approval for any changes to the plan.

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Developer's colony or model of consistency?

Controversy surrounding the West Kowloon development centres on the government's decision to award a single consortium the right to build and run the 40-hectare site for 30 years.

3 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

More say for the public

There has been a lot of misunderstanding about the Town Planning Board's decision on the land-use planning for West Kowloon cultural district. Unfortunately, your leader ('People's faith in cultural hub must be restored', December 22) has further perpetuated it.

27 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Fostering a culture of transparency

The development of a landmark cultural hub on the prime harbour-side site in West Kowloon is one that, it might be thought, would require the highest levels of public scrutiny.

12 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

People deserve a say on the shape of their city

Town planning in Hong Kong is guided by an ordinance established more than six decades ago and altered very little since. The flaws in this law, and in the planning process in general, are well known among the city's architects and planners.

28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

How to build a world-class waterfront

Madam Justice Carlye Chu has pronounced judgment on the way the Town Planning Board prepared its plan for the Wan Chai and Causeway Bay waterfront. She concluded that the board did not respect the law as embodied in the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance (PHO), and has told the board to go back and start again.

19 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Major setback for Wan Chai reclamation

The Town Planning Board broke the law designed to protect the 'precious'' Victoria Harbour when it tried to tack on additional developments to the Wan Chai reclamation project, a judge has ruled.

The landmark decision will see the Draft Wan Chai North Outline Zoning Plan sent back to the Town Planning Board, which will have to scale back plans for a harbour park and promenade.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Board's approach 'was flawed in law'

The historic success of the judicial review mounted by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour hinged on a new interpretation of laws governing Victoria Harbour in favour of its 'natural heritage'.

Madam Justice Chu ruled the Town Planning Board's approach to the Protection of the Harbour Ordinance was 'flawed as a matter of law'.

9 Jul 2003 - 12:00am


Henderson Land Development has proposed building 16 three-storey residential blocks, compared with its original proposal of four six-storey blocks, in Lam Tei, Tuen Mun, for a total 198 apartments. The developer attempted to incorporate a small lot of land into its revised blueprint submitted to the Town Planning Board recently.

11 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Bypass must not make harbour inaccessible, court told

The Central to Wan Chai bypass must not sever citizens' access to the waterfront in the way the East Island corridor has done, a court heard yesterday.

The claim was made by Robert Tang SC, who is representing the Town Planning Board at a judicial review launched by the Society for the Protection of the Harbour into proposed land reclamation.

11 Apr 2003 - 12:00am


I write in response to Kevin Sinclair's article headlined 'Town Planning Board's secrecy puts the interests of developers first' (South China Morning Post, February 19).

27 Feb 2003 - 12:00am