An elderly man who declines to move house is preventing a redevelopment project around the Tsing Ma Bridge. Ma Wan Island resident Sum Kam-wun refuses to vacate the stone hut at 28 Main Street that has been his home for 40 years. 'I won't leave,' he told a High Court judge yesterday, waving a dismissive hand as he was ordered to relocate. 'No more talk.' The 78-year-old rejected the $1 million payout offered by the landowner. 'I don't want money,' he said. 'My mother-in-law asked me to move in there and carry on the duties as a descendant of the Lee family. I have been sweeping the graveyard for several decades.' His refusal to budge yesterday cost him $320,000. Mr Justice Patrick Chan ruled the landowner's offer was too generous and ordered Mr Sum to accept $680,000. The property originally belonged to the mother of Mr Sum's concubine. When the mother died in 1994, she left the land to her nephew and youngest daughter. Lee Sai-mui and Chan Siu-on want Mr Sum to leave so they can sell the property. The land on which it sits is now part of the 'comprehensive development area' around the Tsing Ma Bridge. Its open market value on a redevelopment basis is $6.65 million. Mr Sum's total monthly income is less than $800. He receives $600 from social welfare, and up to $200 selling tins and pieces of scrap metal. He built the 3,100-square-foot hut about four decades ago. A former building contractor, he claims to have worked night and day for three years to complete it. Mr Sum ran a restaurant in the building for 26 years. He told the court he hoped to borrow money to resurrect the business and pass it on to his 'next generation'. Mr Sum moved to Ma Wan in the 1950s, after 'marrying' concubine Lee Tai-mui. His new 'mother-in-law' allowed him to build on her land. Mr Sum and his children continued to live there after Ms Lee left him in 1966.