Government wants to expand the size of development exempt from environmental impact assessments to speed up the planning process. Photo: Martin Chan
Government wants to expand the size of development exempt from environmental impact assessments to speed up the planning process. Photo: Martin Chan

Development size exempt from Hong Kong environmental impact assessments could be more than doubled to 50 hectares, government says

  • Environment and Ecology Bureau says exemption size increase from 20 hectares to 50 hectares will help shorten the planning process
  • New environmental database also to go online, which will cut time needed for environmental impact assessments by half

Government wants to expand the size of development exempt from environmental impact assessments to speed up the planning process. Photo: Martin Chan