The Town Planning Board has called for more co-ordination with district councillors and the Urban Renewal Authority over the redevelopment of Lee Tung Street, known as Wedding Card Street, in Wan Chai. The board yesterday discussed a new planning brief for the street drafted by the Planning Department, which the authority has described as 'minor amendments'. The brief encourages the preservation of the 'local character and social network' of the street, suggesting amendments on provision of public facilities, building conservation and urban design in a 'people-centred' approach. For example, it recognises that the tenement buildings of the street, which bear 'intrinsic streetscape value', should be 'recreated through urban design' if they are to be torn down. But board member Sylvia Yau Siu-fee saw little respect for the views of Wan Chai residents or district councillors in the proposal. 'The amendments have not answered the calls from Wan Chai people,' Ms Yau said. 'What they need is not architecture details, but how to preserve their social network and community spirit.' Another member, Rebecca Chiu Lai-har, said: 'Under the planning, residents will be gone, old architecture will also be gone. I wonder what will be left for preservation.' She said the real value of a streetscape was in the authenticity of the architecture itself. Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, who chaired the meeting, urged the government to collect views from Wan Chai's district council. 'Public interests come first in the project,' Ms Lau said. She also asked the Planning Department to involve the Urban Renewal Authority, which had not been consulted on the proposal.