Collusion in Country Parks Between Developers and Government

The House News

26th November 2013

Collusion in Country Parks Between Developers and Government

Records of land sales in Hoi Ha and Pak Lap, two enclaves in the Sai Kung Country Parks, show how agriculture land has been sold to developers in recent years. Guess what, the new draft outline zoning plans show exactly these areas now zoned for house development — development which will damage the integrity of the country parks.

Let’s ignore, as the Government does, that the Small House Policy was to provide homes for sons of villagers, not for wanton development. Did someone get lucky? Did developers have some spectacular foresight? Did developers twist the arms of the Planning Department? Is it mere coincidence or collusion?

Object to collusion in country parks between developers and Government. Deadline: Midnight 27 November 2013.

To protect country parks from development, please click here to support our campaign to incorporate enclaves into country parks (Deadline: Midnight, 27 November 2013).

Click here to find out who bought the land in Hoi Ha

Click here to find out who bought the land in Pak Lap

Find out more about the failure of the Enclave Policy: Country Parks lack protection from development in enclaves

This article is written by Paul Zimmerman

Editor’s Note:

Apologies for not uploading this article before the deadline. The editors will continue to follow up on this issue and keep readers posted.

 

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