1992: The Land Development Corporation (replaced by the Urban Renewal Authority in 2001) receives approval to redevelop Nga Tsin Wai as part of a planned five-year renewal programme for the area. Historians begin calling for the preservation of the village. 1994: The Land Development Corporation says the 600-year-old Tin Hau temple in the village will be preserved under the project. The corporation continues discussions with villagers concerning re-settlement and compensation. The Antiquities Advisory Board says it regards the village as possessing no 'monument quality', leaving it open to redevelopment. August 1995: Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong (Holdings) buys 40 per cent of the village's homes ahead of the planned redevelopment by the Land Development Corporation. The corporation says it might consider carrying out the redevelopment in a joint venture with Cheung Kong. It was believed the company first approached the villagers in 1982. June 1999: Patrick Hase, of the Royal Asiatic Society (Hong Kong), urges the Antiquities Advisory Board to overturn its 1994 ruling on the village and declare it a monument. Cheung Kong's ownership extends to 60 per cent of the village. December 1999: The Antiquities Advisory Board decides that the village is not worth preserving after a review of the village's historical value. February 2000: Wong Tai Sin District Council meets residents to discuss saving the village. March 2000: The Green Hong Kong Organisation calls on the government to preserve the cultural heritage in South East Kowloon district, including Nga Tsin Wai. October 2002: Representatives of Nga Tsin Wai petition Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung to list the village as a heritage site for protection. January 2003: Mr Suen tells lawmakers it is impossible to save the village as over 70 per cent of its houses had been purchased and torn down.