Hong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei ChenHong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Ian Brownlee
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Brownlee

After Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp election win, a Town Planning Board case heralds signs of change

  • The board’s handling of a proposal by the city’s Anglican church to build a high-rise hospital building on a site in Central indicates that public bodies feel more empowered after the district council elections to act in an independent manner

Hong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei ChenHong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong’s Anglican church proposed to build a 25-storey hospital building in the compound that includes Bishop’s House (left), listed as a grade one building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, on 1 Lower Albert Road, Central. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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