Christine Loh Kung-wai's harbour concern group has been urged not to lose sight of the bigger picture in its quest to appeal against a High Court ruling that cleared the way for the Central harbour reclamation. The Society for the Protection of the Harbour on Friday said it was in the public interest for the group to go to the Court of Appeal to get the March 10 decision quashed. The ruling rejected the society's application to force the government to send the project's plans back to the Town Planning Board for approval. Paul Zimmerman, chief co-ordinator of Designing the Hong Kong Harbour District, said yesterday while the society had decided to appeal, his group believed the Central reclamation was just one aspect of the whole harbour redevelopment problem. 'The big issue is what do we do with the planning? If everybody keeps looking at the court only, then we forget that we have a big issue,' Mr Zimmerman said. 'Roads are being built every day, as are more barriers to access the harbour, and more harbour front is being destroyed,' Mr Zimmerman said. He was speaking after a workshop in which participants agreed there should be integrated planning for land use and road infrastructure. The group aims to forge a consensus on sustainable planning around the harbour. The South China Morning Post is a media sponsor of the programme.