Harbour preservationists have come up with an alternative to the Government's development strategy of reclamation. The founder of the Society for the Protection of the Harbour, Winston Chu Ka-sun, yesterday launched a campaign to prevent it becoming 'Victoria River'. Former Town Planning Board member Mr Chu commissioned a report by a planner and architect at Hong Kong University's Department of Architecture who concluded development of the New Territories would remove the need for massive harbour reclamation. 'The place to do it is Yuen Long and the Kam Tin valley where you have 3,000 hectares covered with open storage and containers,' Mr Chu said. The study also suggested Kai Tak and Kowloon Bay could become Hong Kong's inner harbour for cruise ships - 'the Miami of the East' - instead of being filled in. Yesterday independent legislator Christine Loh Kung-wai appealed to Governor Chris Patten to allow her Protection of the Harbour Bill to be introduced to the Legislative Council. Because Legco President Andrew Wong Wang-fat ruled it had financial implications, the bill would require Mr Patten's permission to be tabled. The Save the Harbour Campaign also intends to collect 100,000 signatures against reclamation, and hold a seminar at Hong Kong University's Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Management. Mr Chu also plans to visit London and Canada to solicit support. 'I am going around the world because there are so many overseas Chinese who are very angry,' he said.