Church seeks judicial review on height limits The Methodist Church of Hong Kong is pursuing another judicial challenge against the Town Planning Board over its decision to restrict building heights. The church filed an application for permission to launch a judicial review in the High Court in a bid to overturn a board decision in May against its proposed amendments to the draft Yau Ma Tei outline zoning plan. It wants the court to declare it was wrong for the board to limit the height of its church and two schools in Yau Ma Tei to the existing height. Last month, the church filed a writ challenging a similar decision in relation to height restrictions on three of its buildings in Wan Chai. Public agreement needed on runway, official says A study on the environment impact of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok airport should be carried out only if members of the public reach a consensus to build the HK$136.2 billion runway, said Marvin Cheung Kin-tung, the Airport Authority's chairman. While the public were discussing whether an additional runway should be constructed, Cheung noted that a comprehensive environmental-impact study would cost at least HK$100 million and take 18 months. He said the study would be a waste of money and effort if it was not known whether the public would support the plan. Fireman sues over skin ailments after accident A fireman is suing the Director of Fire Services for negligence and breach of statutory duties that led to injuries when putting out a fire in Kwai Chung on August 29, 2004. In a High Court writ, Ip Wai-lam claimed he suffered from skin complications, including frequent recurrent urticaria (hives) and skin reactions to unknown allergens as well as life-threatening angioedema (skin swelling) attacks caused by an accident while battling the blaze. He demanded unspecified damages in the writ. Witnesses sought after woman killed by bus A 29-year-old woman was killed by a tour bus in Tam Kung Temple Road, Chai Wan, yesterday morning. The 40-year-old driver was arrested for alleged dangerous driving causing death and released on bail. Witnesses of the incident are urged to contact police on 3661 1620 or 3106 8800. Lawmaker criticises stock exchange suspension Suspension of trading after hackers crashed the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's website was unnecessary, lawmaker James To Kun-sun said. To said in a radio interview that the suspension was against investors' interests and could have been avoided or the time shortened if the stock exchange released company information via other platforms, such as television and radio stations.