Integration is unlikely but locals are concerned the homes built near the border will effectively mean Shenzhen residents can purchase and keep for their children who have HK residency. Hence, locals will not benefit.Do you think there is resistance among some community groups in HK to building urban areas close to the border out of fear that it might increase the likehood of HK and Shen Zhen being intergrated in the future?
You mean the act of purchasing HK property itself will mean the buyers acquires HK residency? Or they fear that the homes being built will be bought by Mainlanders not locals?Integration is unlikely but locals are concerned the homes built near the border will effectively mean Shenzhen residents can purchase and keep for their children who have HK residency. Hence, locals will not benefit.
The missing linksLantau set for sea change
Thursday, January 16, 2014
East Lantau will become a new business district after Central and Kowloon East.
CY Leung said new studies are being done to develop Lantau Island to capitalize on the benefits brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.
He said there will be fundamental changes to Lantau's functions and development potential after the 55-kilometer bridge and the nine-kilometer Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link are completed in 2016 and 2018.
To prepare the strategy, a Lantau Development Advisory Committee, led by Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po, will be established. The government will explore ways to further develop the eastern waters off the island and neighboring areas to develop an East Lantau metropolis for accommodating a new population, Leung said.
It will become a core business district for promoting economic development and providing job opportunities.
A source said the government plans to reclaim land in the waters between Lantau and Hong Kong Island and also Sunny Bay and expects to start feasibility studies by mid-year. The source said it will provide 1,400 to 2,400 hectares of land on the artificial island.
It also plans to build bridges or tunnels to connect the main island, other artificial islands, western Hong Kong Island or east Lantau. It plans to build leisure facilities in Sunny Bay. The source said the artificial island and Sunny Bay are less controversial as there will be little effect on Chinese White dolphins.
But the source said the government expects to have difficulty in pushing out the plan and will suggest the two areas to attract customers with high consumption power.
Leung also said a preliminary review of supporting infrastructure to develop shopping, entertainment and hotel facilities has been carried out in the artificial land for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities as a "bridgehead economy."
A source said the area would be a lot like the airport but the development will not affect the start of operations in 2016.
Airport Authority chairman Marvin Cheung Kin-tung said it plans to submit an environmental impact assessment report for the three-runway system to the Environmental Protection Department in the first quarter this year. The authority will invite expressions of interest in a new 1,000-room hotel shortly.
Lantau Development Alliance chairman Allen Ha Wing-on said the plan for the crossing facilities "helps to alleviate the urban bottlenecks and enhance Hong Kong's receiving capacity as well as creating job opportunities and promoting the sustainable development of Lantau."
By 1202525 from dcfever :Tung Chung expansion to focus on the east
16 August 2014
South China Morning Post
The government has dropped a proposal to reclaim land west of Tung Chung in response to green groups’ calls, but instead now wants to vastly increase the building density in the east.