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Old December 26th, 2016, 05:10 PM   #2101
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Old December 28th, 2016, 05:20 PM   #2102
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New tax deters investors
Dec. 5, 2016


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Despite the latest cooling measures, Hang Lung Properties (0101) sold all 62 flats available at Tai Kok Tsui project The Long Beach on the weekend.

The developer said the average price per saleable square feet for the flats was about HK$15,246, reaping the company HK$632 million.

The developer will put another 80 flats on the market on Saturday.

Midland Realty residential chief executive Sammy Po Siu-ming said The Long Beach was a focal primary project following the introduction of the new 15 percent tax for non-first time home buyers.

He said the cooling measures have discouraged investors from buying, as only about 10 percent of purchasers at the project were investors.

Po said active buyers in the current home market are mostly first time buyers, and those buying for self-use.
Long Beach prices rise for New Year
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Dec. 28, 2016

Hang Lung Properties (0101) has raised prices of flats for sale at Long Beach on New Year's Eve.

The 48 units at Kowloon West have seen prices rise by 3 to 4 percent in a week after the previous batch was sold out on Christmas Eve.

The developer has changed the discount arrangement by putting the ceiling of discounts at 19 to 20 percent, down from the original 23 percent. The move translates into an increase of prices by 3 to 4 percent.

The new units are sized between 560 and 863 square feet and all have harbor views. Average per sq ft price stood at HK$17,714.

The four rounds of sales have accumulated a total of 254 units and HK$2.7 billion.

The home market did well on the long Christmas weekend. At least 20 deals were recorded in the primary market, apart from the Long Beach.

Chinachem's luxury project Eden Gate saw two units sold to a buyer on Christmas Day for more than HK$102 million, or HK$34,300 per sq ft.

The two units, sized 1,512 and 1,464 square feet, were sold with two parking spaces at HK$2.5 million each. The first-time buyer was said to be exempted from the 15 percent stamp duty, or more than $15 million from the transaction price.
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Environmental groups warn government’s Lok Ma Chau Loop proposal could cause ‘ecological disaster’ for wetlands, wildlife
The area lies within the flight path of various migratory birds and is home to the endangered Black-faced Spoonbill
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January 3, 2017



Environmental groups have criticised a government plan to develop the Lok Ma Chau Loop, warning it could trigger an “ecological disaster” for the surrounding wetlands and wildlife.

Matthew Sin Kar-wah, senior environmental affairs manager of Green Power, said developing the loop would require building roads, drainage systems and other infrastructure in the area, which otherwise had very limited access.

“I’m worried that such a massive development would cause an ecological disaster in the area,” Sin said.

His concerns came after the Hong Kong and Shenzhen governments on Tuesday agreed to jointly develop the Lok Ma Chau Loop into an innovation and technology park.

The 88-hectare piece of land was formed in 1997 after a curve in the Shenzhen river was straightened to improve flow.

The loop is located four kilometres from the Mai Po Marshes, one of Hong Kong’s most valuable nature reserves, and surrounded by wetlands and fish ponds.

Government assessments of the area found the locally rare Rose Bitterling fish species living in the neighbouring ponds. The loop also lies within the flight path of various migratory birds and is home to the endangered Black-faced Spoonbill.

A Green Power study also found the area to be one of Hong Kong’s major butterfly habitats.

While the government proposed a 13-hectare off-site ecological area to compensate for the loss of marsh area, Roy Ng Hei-man, assistant campaign manager of the Conservancy Association, said it would be impossible as the loop was part of a complete ecological system.
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Why the angst over hi-tech park on border with Shenzhen?
The Lok Ma Chau Loop has sat idle for two decades, yet critics lambast deal to develop it into an innovation hub that will bring benefits to Hong Kong
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January 6, 2017

Build it and they may come, fingers crossed. One supposes that’s the idea behind the joint Hong Kong and Shenzhen innovation and technology park in faraway Lok Ma Chau.

This huge site – an 87-hectare loop – has been lying idle for the past two decades. It was created by water works in the area. I, for one, am glad they have found a use for it. For critics who are ready to blast the plan as another white elephant like Cyberport or Science Park, or another instance of unaccountable government decisions, consider the alternatives.

We could have sold it to developers, built a university, turned it into a centralised storage and cargo transit point, built schools for cross-border pupils, or public housing units. Each option has problems but you can be certain that no matter which one was picked, the usual critics would still be jumping up and down. A tech park does not seem to be the worse option for Hong Kong.

After the planned Palace Museum at the arts hub in West Kowloon, it’s another one of Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s babies. She has managed to get Shenzhen authorities to acknowledge that Hong Kong owns the land.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 05:18 PM   #2105
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Lok Ma Chau Loop has nothing to do with hi-tech – it’s all about profit
A deal with Shenzhen to jointly develop an innovation and technology park is more about property development and making big money from transferring the land to Hong Kong’s jurisdiction
January 8, 2017
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Let’s get it straight. This is not about innovation and technology. This is about property development and a clever idea for making big money from it by transferring land from Shenzhen to Hong Kong jurisdiction.

The Lok Ma Chau Loop is an 87-hectare piece of land that used to be on the Shenzhen side of the Shenzhen river until a loop of the river was straightened out and it came to be on the Hong Kong side of the river. It was then transferred to Hong Kong jurisdiction.

Almost immediately there then arose a clamour from Shenzhen that it be intensively developed. At one time it was to be a heavy equipment exhibition fairground, then an office district, and now an innovation and technology centre.

Strangely, however, while our government regularly announces some new scheme to permit development, the direct owners of the land have never yet been identified, not by themselves nor by our government officials.

One is led to suspect that ownership is held by a consortium of Shenzhen tycoons who believe that they can make much more money from selling a Hong Kong property than from selling a Shenzhen one and who have become increasingly frustrated by the delays. But we don’t know for sure. All is murky, all official discussions between the representatives of the owners and our government are held behind closed doors.

There are delays because there are problems. The biggest one of them is that the loop was earlier used as a dumping ground for about one million cubic metres of dredged mud that was contaminated by various toxic metals and other hazardous materials.

Doing nothing about it is not an option. This is Hong Kong. We have more environmental strictures than Shenzhen. But we also cannot dig it up again and dump it at sea. Hong Kong is signatory to the London Convention on marine pollution which very clearly prohibits this sort of thing.

There are more problems. The only road connection is a one-lane track, there are no power connections, no water, no sewer, no services of any kind and getting them all in would cost a great deal of money.

Thus when the future of the Lok Ma Chau loop came up in public consultations more than 10 years ago for the big Strategy 2030 planning exercise, the public response was that the loop should be left as is.

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At home in nature: Yuen Long area proves popular with buyers in search of space
Feverish state of construction activity, with units in residential developments such as Grand Yoho phase two now up for sale
January 13, 2017
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Yuen Long in New Territories West has been a hive of construction activity, with new property projects announced almost every week.

Across the western area of Yuen Long, including the suburbs of Tong Yan San Tsuen, Ping Shan and Tai Tong, there are 14 new residential projects on the market, according to an electronic platform that gives details of the sales of first-hand residential properties.

Most have been on the market for a while, except the two latest ones being marketed by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) and New World Development (NWD).

Scheduled for completion later this year, the second phase of the Grand Yoho development will offer 826 residential units, spread across three blocks, in total in a diverse layout mix, from 394 sq ft to 2,125 sq ft. The majority of units will be laid out as two- and three-bedrooms.

The first batch of 166 units has just been released for sale. Stripping off discounts, the units come with a price tag of approximately HK$12,000 to HK$17,000 per square foot, which is about 20 per cent more expensive than those priced for the first phase. Selling prices range from HK$6.7 million to HK$21 million each.
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Cinema complex plan for New Town Plaza
Jan. 17, 2017



Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016) plans to develop the New Territories' largest cinema complex in 2018 in Sha Tin's New Town Plaza I .

The old cinema was originally the UA cinema, which was demolished for refurbishment in 2008.

Henry Lam Ka-keung, general manager of SHKP's leasing department, said the unfinished project was due mainly to a land leasing issue with the government.

SHKP intends to spend HK$300 million in rebuilding the cinema, which will comprise six halls and one special theater, offering a total of 1,600 seats.

The new complex may not continue to be UA Cinema, as the developer is under negotiations with three or four other chains.

Meanwhile, the developer is to spend HK$500 million to refurbish New Town Plaza III. That refurbishment is expected to take 32 months and be finished in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The first stage will start in April, and finish in summer 2018. Total leasable gross floor area will be 270,000 square feet, with the number of tenants increasing to 113 from 97, and rents rising 8 to 10 percent.
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Groups join forces in park fight
Jan. 27, 2017

Nineteen green groups signed a joint petition opposing Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's proposal to build houses on the outskirts of country parks in areas that have "low ecological value."

They also warned that building houses on 170 hectares of land near the 5,300-hectare Tai Lam Country Park, as suggested by surveyor Kaizer Lau Ping- cheung, may threaten local drinking water sources.

That came as Leung, who proposed the plans in his final policy address, told a luncheon yesterday Hong Kong needs to boost land supply and insisted on building public housing on the edges of country parks, which account for about 40 percent of land.

Water gathering grounds of reservoirs, which provide a steady supply of safe drinking water, are largely located within country parks, Green Sense chairman Roy Tam Hoi- pong said.

He worries that reservoir water could be contaminated by construction work near the country park area.

"Water collected in the water gathering grounds is definitely clear and safe to drink as its comes from rainwater," Tam said.

"To keep this steady supply of clean and safe drinking water, we need to safeguard the periphery of country park lands."

The Tai Lam Chung Reservoir, located inside the country park, has a storage capacity of about 20 million cubic meters.

"I want to ask Lau if he would ever want a sip of the contaminated water," Tam said.

Developing the edge of country park land is "a lazy move" as the government wants to avoid dealing with rural leaders to retrieve 1,192 hectares of brownfield land in the New Territories, the groups argued, adding it is difficult to define "low ecological value."

An interdepartmental team, including the Environmental Protection Department and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, will commence a study to identify "suitable" country park land for development.
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Alliance fights to save parks
Feb. 1, 2017

Activist groups and politicians are petitioning the government to keep its hands off urban parks in the wake of a proposal to build multifloored underground spaces, saying construction work will lead to years of park closures and reduced open space.

The Save Our Urban Parks Alliance said the government proposal will require open-cut excavation under Kowloon Park, Victoria Park and Southorn Playground and the removal of existing trees and lawns.

Apart from depriving the public of open space as a result of construction, the alliance fears the areas will end up being hijacked by commercial developments.

"It is an infringement of our rights and also it is not worthwhile if the government's intention is to develop commercial space, which is stated as one of their intentions," said Katty Law Ngar-ning of the Central and Western Concern Group. "Instead of more malls, what we need is open public space for recreational activities."

The alliance comprises more than 10 local and environmental activist groups, including Green Sense, Mapping HK as well as Central and Western Concern Group. District councillors Andy Yu Tak-po and Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying also joined. The alliance argues the underground space will only add to the congestion and population concentration. It will also require substantial above-ground ventilation shafts, emergency access entrances and other structures that will take away even more park space.

Green Sense chief executive Roy Tam Hoi-pong condemned the government for sacrificing public open space for commercial and touristy development in the name of creating underground space. "Kowloon Park provides important ventilation and green space for this urban area. It is just like New York's Central Park."
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Lok Ma Chau Loop development backed by 60 per cent, Hong Kong survey finds
But only 44 per cent think city has adequate capacities to pull off project
February 4, 2017

The plan to develop Lok Ma Chau Loop along the mainland border into a high-tech zone was supported by around 60 per cent of respondents in a Chinese University of Hong Kong study.

In addition, more than 70 per cent of the 733 people interviewed by phone in Hong Kong agreed the development of innovation and technology industries was important for the city’s future.

The university’s Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies conducted the survey between January 19 and 23, after local authorities announced earlier this year a deal with Shenzhen authorities to develop the 87-hectare area into an innovation and technology park.

The muddy wetland located along the Shenzhen River is four times larger than Science Park in Sha Tin.

Among those who expressed support for the project, some 43 per cent said the park would help Hong Kong develop its innovation and technology industries. Others believed it could create more job opportunities and make good use of the mainland’s industrial advantages.

But for the 24.6 per cent that rejected the cross-border plan, a quarter feared it would draw too many mainlanders to work in Hong Kong. Another 22 per cent said they wanted to keep a distance between the city and mainland.

Yet nearly half of those surveyed – 47 per cent – believed the development project would benefit both sides of the border.
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New units at Pavilia Bay in Tsuen Wan almost sell out on first day
February 3, 2017


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The first batch of homes to go on sale in Hong Kong in the Year of the Rooster has almost sold out on day one, in an early sign that the city’s property market remains buoyant.

Buyers had snapped up 100 out of 105 units in the third round of sales at Pavilia Bay in Tsuen Wan by 4pm on Friday after they became available at 9am. Pavilia Bay is a joint project between New World Development and Vanke Property (Overseas).

“Those left unsold are three- to four-bedroom units costing about HK$20 million each,” said Sammy Po, chief executive at Midland Realty’s residential department.

But sales of some studio flats on high floors, priced at HK$20,000 per square foot, are also proving hard to shift, he said.

Studio, one- and two-bedroom flats costing from about HK$5 to $8 million each had sold out first, Po said. The sale was seven times oversubscribed, with 800 people registering to buy one of the 105 homes on offer.

Including the latest sales, the developers have sold about 690 units since the project’s launch last month.

Pavilia Bay, consisting of 983 units, is about five minutes’ walk from West Rail’s Tsuen Wan West station.
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Hong Kong environment chief plays down fears officials to be vexed by country park development
Claims relevant agencies and bureaus would have to ‘exercise their duty’
February 6, 2017

The city’s environment chief has played down concerns that conservation authorities would be put in a difficult position helping the government identify sites within country parks in which development could be considered.

Environment secretary Wong Kam-sing said the relevant agencies and bureaus would have to play their “respective roles” and “exercise their duty”.

He was responding to statements made by his boss, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, who last month claimed he had asked the relevant authorities – including the environmental protection department – to study suitable sites on the fringes of protected country parks for possible residential development.

In mid-January, Leung during his final policy address floated the controversial idea that peripheral areas of country parks with low ecological value could be used to build public flats and non-profit-making homes for the elderly. In exchange, he said, more areas of high ecological value could be designated or folded into the parks.

“Different government departments and bureaus have their respective responsibilities,” Wong said on Sunday. “Development and environmental bodies have their respective roles ... and the objective is to achieve a balance in society [between housing and development].”
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Demand for Hong Kong flats appears to defy cooling measures
February 6, 2017
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Hong Kong’s residential property sector appears to be defying the government’s best efforts to cool the market, as home prices continue to hit new highs.

China Overseas Land & Investment said a 1,606 square-foot unit at Kai Tak, site of the city’s former airport, sold for HK$48.19 million, or HK$30,011 per square foot, through tender on Monday.

“It is a record price in our project and it reflects strong demand for such unit size,” said Tony Yau,

a director and general manager at China Overseas Property, a subsidiary of China Overseas Holdings.

The unit is at the One Kai Tak development, the city’s only project restricted to permanent residents.

Meanwhile, Wheelock Properties said it achieved sales revenues of HK$21 billion last year, its highest ever.

Wheelock announced its results about two hours after Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Norman Chan said home sales in the primary residential market had dropped 80 per cent in December. A month earlier, the government introduced a 15 per cent stamp duty for buyers of second homes as part of efforts to rein in demand.

Home sales in the secondary market fell 30 to 40 per cent in the same period, said Chan in a financial affairs meeting at the Legislative Council today.

But after the lull in December, the market appears to be hotting up again in 2017.

Demand for new flats is particularly high as developers offer a range of incentives such as stamp duty subsidies and attractive mortgage schemes. Many will provide a first mortgage of up to 80 or 90 per cent of an apartment’s value, far higher than the amount offered by banks.

Buoyed by strong demand, some developers are accelerating their marketing for new projects.

Four property developers in Hong Kong are set to roll out more than 2,000 flats soon.

K-Wah International, Cheung Kong Property Holdings and Henderson Land Development have uploaded their sales brochures for three new projects to their websites in recent days, a move that indicates the official pre-sales dates are nearing.
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Trendy Central facelift to lure more tourists
Feb. 9, 2017


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Old streets in Central will undergo a facelift to transform them into a new trendy lifestyle area under a new plan aimed at raising visitor arrivals, the Tourism Board said yesterday.

Details will be unveiled in April, the board said, adding it came up with the scheme after getting an additional HK$200 million allocation for the next three years.

The extra outlay, announced at the policy address, is on top of the HK$328 million regular funding for the year 2017-18 and the HK$70 million to fund the 20th anniversary celebration of Hong Kong's designation as a China special administrative region.

Wyndham Street will be designated as the east front of "Old Town Central," south on Caine Road, west on Possession Street and north on Queen's Road Central.

Arts, cultural, dining and entertainment elements will be injected into the area, and the project could be expanded to other districts in the future.
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New units at Pavilia Bay in Tsuen Wan almost sell out on first day
February 3, 2017


To the right of Nina Tower.

The first batch of homes to go on sale in Hong Kong in the Year of the Rooster has almost sold out on day one, in an early sign that the city’s property market remains buoyant.

Buyers had snapped up 100 out of 105 units in the third round of sales at Pavilia Bay in Tsuen Wan by 4pm on Friday after they became available at 9am. Pavilia Bay is a joint project between New World Development and Vanke Property (Overseas).
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Hong Kong land parcels worth over HK$30bn set for government tender in February
The four plots will be the largest land supply put up for tender in a single month during the current financial year ending March 31
February 15, 2017



Hong Kong developer New World Development has won a government land site in Cheung Sha Wan after paying a higher-than-expected HK$7.794 billion.

This is one of four parcels of land up for tender in February, the largest number of land plots for sale in a single month in the current financial year that ends March 31.

The four sites, three designated for residential use and the Cheung Sha Wan plot for business purposes, are together estimated to be worth more than HK$30 billion.

The Hong Kong Lands Department said on Wednesday that the tender for the 83,184 square foot site on King Lam Street in Cheung Sha Wan was awarded to Super Record, a unit of New World Development.

When completed, the commercial site will feature a maximum gross floor area of 998,210 square feet

The price is higher than analyst forecasts, which ranged from HK$4.9 billion to HK$7.5 billion.

Competing bidders for the site included Cheung Kong Property, Sun Hong Kai Properties , Wheelock Properties and China Overseas Land & Investment.

Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, executive vice-chairman and joint general manager of New World Development, said the company was positive about the commercial development in the area.
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City University of Hong Kong will demolish sports centre where roof caved in and erect a bigger one
New building will be twice the size with extra facilities, an auditorium, meeting places and learning venues
February 16, 2017



City University will knock down a sports centre at which three people were injured last year when its green roof collapsed and build a 10- to 12-storey building with more facilities and an auditorium.

“The building will be self-financed and we are in the progress of preparing a proposal to be tabled to the school’s governing council for discussion,” university president Way Kuo said on Thursday, although he did not reveal how much it would cost.

The roof of the five-storey Hu Fa Kuang Sports Centre in Kowloon Tong, featuring a greening project, crashed to the ground on May 20, raising questions about the safety of such environmental projects on buildings across the city.

An investigation committee found the contractor had miscalculated the roof’s loading limit, while the Buildings Department identified poor workmanship, design failures and the use of substandard materials as possible contributing factors.

Vice-president for administration Sunny Lee Wai-kwong explained that the entire sports centre would be torn down to make way for a new building, which would feature more sports facilities, an auditorium, meeting places and learning venues.

He was confident the proposal would be passed by the council, adding that construction would take about four years.

Student Union president Alvis Chan Ngok-lam welcomed the decision and said most students supported the idea to redevelop the building due to safety concerns. The school had consulted students and staff on three proposals, with the other two being to restore the original structure or to add an extra floor.

But Chan was concerned about the lack of sporting facilities for students while the new centre was being built, which would mean they would have to use public venues.
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Hong Kong’s top court rejects developers’ final appeal in dispute over plan for Nam Sang Wai wetlands
Four out of five judges say decision requiring firms to file fresh planning application cannot be reviewed by Town Planning Board
February 17, 2017

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A long-running legal battle between the city’s town planners and companies intending to build flats on the ecologically sensitive Nam Sang Wai wetlands in Yuen Long came to an end on Thursday as Hong Kong’s top court rejected a final appeal by the developers against a decision requiring them to file a fresh planning application.

In a written ruling handed down on Thursday, four out of the five Court of Final Appeal judges asserted that the Town Planning Board’s decision made on December 17, 2010, could not be reviewed by the board itself.

The town planners decided at the time that a master layout plan submitted by Nam Sang Wai Development Company and Kleener Investment, which were seeking the board’s permission for land use, involved such “major” changes from their draft plan that a fresh planning application would be required.

The firms, both part of tycoon Lee Shau-kee’s Henderson Land group, then launched a series of legal challenges and sought to have the decision reviewed.

The developers argued that the board, under Section 17 of the Town Planning Ordinance, was required to review that decision. But the town planners refused on the grounds that they had no jurisdiction to do so.

At issue was whether the decision fell within the scope of what the board could review.

The town planners contended that the words “a decision of the board” under the relevant section of the ordinance could not be construed in the way advanced by the developers, adding that the review would be confined only to the decisions refusing permissions and that granting permissions but with conditions.

The lower courts held in favour of the board and found that town planners had no power to review the decision in question, prompting the developers to pursue their case at the city’s top court.

Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li upheld the previous court rulings and wrote in the latest judgment that the review mechanism should be confined to decisions whereby an application for permission was refused or in which conditions had been imposed.
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Resident threatens to file judicial review over demolition of Cadogan Street garden
The Concern Group for Protecting Kennedy Town wants a new environmental impact assessment carried out, as they claim previous studies were based on old information
February 16, 2017



A Kennedy Town resident has threatened to launch a judicial review unless a new environmental impact assessment (EIA) is carried out at a temporary garden the government wants to demolish to make way for private flats.

The Concern Group for Protecting Kennedy Town said an EIA released in 2015 used soil samples from the Cadogan Street Temporary Garden from 1999, and data from two previous EIAs conducted in 2000 and 2003. The samples showed soil contamination produced by facilities that sat on the land prior to the garden, which was the site of an incinerator and an abattoir.

However, another EIA, conducted at a bus depot next to the garden in 2013, showed contaminants to be much lower and within safe limits.

Based on the finding, area resident Wong Ching-fung said the Town Planning Board will base its decision to rezone the land for residential use on “misleading” information. He will launch a judicial review this week if another assessment using recent soil samples is not carried out.

“I think the EIA report and process is misleading. [It has been] 17 years, it’s very old,” he said.

“We’ve told the government about the EIA report, but the government rejected our opinion. So I feel I have to file a judicial review.”

Democratic Party legislator Ted Hui Chi-fung said the overwhelming rejection of the park’s demolition by the public, together with an outdated EIA, is enough to halt plans.
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