An architects' group has threatened to take radical action if the government continues to put essential projects on hold in the face of anti-development sentiment. The Association of Architectural Practices also said it would draw the attention of Beijing to the plight of the profession. Association chairman Dennis Lau Wing-kwong said the government was being unhelpful to the business and warned Hong Kong was going in the wrong direction. In a recent survey by the association - which has a membership of more than 60 architectural firms - some 82 per cent of members said government support was insufficient and that they were unhappy with the administration. Mr Lau said: 'A strong anti-development sentiment is prevailing. Our government is simply too weak to stand firm against opposition. It backs down every time a few legislators or some green groups disagree with it.' Mr Lau cited four examples where development had been stalled: the Hunghom Peninsula row, the Central Police Station site, Hopewell Holding's Mega Tower project in Wan Chai and a Sun Hung Kai Properties development in Ap Lei Chau. Sun Hung Kai wants to buy a Shell depot in Ap Lei Chau for property development, but the deal faces strong opposition from residents. 'The business community is very unhappy with how the government is handling these four projects,' Mr Lau, chairman and managing director of architect firm Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man, said. 'The government is forcing us to taking radical action if we also want our voices be heard.' He said they were planning to take matters into their own hands along with other professional groups, but refused to disclose details.