Ventilation concerns spark harbourfront plan opposition The Planning Department is opposing a residential development led by Henderson Land on the Yau Tong harbourfront, due to its excessive density. The development, which the Town Planning Board will discuss on Friday, does away with reclamation, and reduces the gross floor area by one-third from the original proposal, which suggested reclaiming 9 hectares from the harbour to build 21 residential towers of 36 to 57 storeys. This was rejected. Under the new plan, 13 towers of 31 to 48 storeys would be built. In a paper submitted to the board, the Planning Department said the scale might hamper air ventilation, and that the proposed overall plot ratio of 5.5 exceeded the permitted plot ratio of four. Pork prices remain high Retail and wholesale prices of fresh pork have shown no sign of dropping even though supplies from the mainland have stabilised since last month. The Pork Traders General Association said the wholesale price per 100 catties was still high at HK$1,200, even though daily supplies had increased to 5,200 pigs from 3,600 in July, when the shortage peaked. Chicken dealers stage protest Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen received two dummy chickens from about 20 chicken dealers demanding an end to the daily limit of 20,000 imposed on the city's live chicken imports. In a march from the Legislative Council building to the government headquarters, the dealers and their lawyer said they may seek a judicial review on the limitation. Ex-minister in court again Former Macau public works minister Ao Man-long's younger brother and sister-in-law attended a second pre-trial hearing. Ao and his wife are suspected of setting up shell companies overseas to help him with money laundering. The couple attended their first pre-trial hearing last month. Judges will decide later whether to prosecute.