Village houses in Hung Shui Kiu in the northwest New Territories. Since 1972, more than 40,000 small-house applications have been approved and more than 90,000 are awaiting approval. Photo: David Wong

Time to thoroughly overhaul Hong Kong’s small-house policy and root out those who abuse it

John Chan says the sale of small-house building rights to developers often involves deception by indigenous villagers, and this unfair privilege must not be allowed to continue

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Village houses in Hung Shui Kiu in the northwest New Territories. Since 1972, more than 40,000 small-house applications have been approved and more than 90,000 are awaiting approval. Photo: David Wong
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