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Site formation and excavation at the "Green Belt" zone at Lo Lau Uk, Tai Po

During a hiking in November 2011, excavation work was spotted on the subject area. The area actually falls within the “Green Belt” zone and any filling and excavation should only be undertaken with the Permission granted from the Town Planning Board. However, when I recheck the record from the Board webpage, I find nothing related […]

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Site formation and excavation at the "Green Belt" zone at Lo Lau Uk, Tai Po

During a hiking in November 2011, excavation work was spotted on the subject area. The area actually falls within the “Green Belt” zone and any filling and excavation should only be undertaken with the Permission granted from the Town Planning Board. However, when I recheck the record from the Board webpage, I find nothing related […]

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construction and removal of hill side

Agricultural land and hillside being levelled. Housing form works and building equipment being brought in. Obvious signs of construction.

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vegetation destruction

a large piece of land was cleared of vegetation next to the public toilet of War Memorial Park, Tai Mong Tsai Road, near Tsam Chuk Wan. the nearby areas are all zoned for country park use.

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Tan Shan River bank destruction

A developer has cleared a large area of land next to the Tan Shan River in Kan Tau Tsuen, Sha Tau Kok Road Fanling. The cleared land has completely block the track along the river. I feel the development is legal but the blocking of the track along the bank with a chain link fence […]

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Dumping at Lut Chau SSSI

Contributed by Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and WWF-HK The HKBWS and various green groups have recieved reports of dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in Lut Chau SSSI. A visit was made by HKBWS and WWF-HK on 5 July 2011. C&D wastes were found at multiple locations, including the mangroves area. The case […]

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SCMP: Test case for land abuse curbs

By Cheung Chi-fai A new policy designed to plug loopholes that allow the notorious “destroy first, build later” approach in the New Territories is about to be tested as a landowner in Yuen Long seeks official approval to turn a site onto which it previously dumped earth and other materials into a plant nursery. First […]

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Polluting blackish smoke from Kingsford Industrial Building Phase 1

Contributed by Mark Chan This was taken on 20th June 2011 around 7:30pm by iPhone whilst passing the spot. Not the first time but first for pictures so clearly. The Kingsford Industrial Building Phase 1 is at 26-32 Kwai Hei Street, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong EPD should follow up?

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SCMP: Sai Kung enclave owners told to restore defaced site

By Cheung Chi-fai The owner of a country park enclave in Sai Kung has been asked to restore an unlawfully excavated area where an outdoor environmental education centre is set to open next month. But the centre’s manager says the illegal work was a mistake by an “overenthusiastic” contractor. The excavation at Pak Lap – […]

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Dumping at Shek Pai Wan

Contributed by WWF-Hong Kong, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and Designing Hong Kong On 18 May 2011, dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) materials and sand was noticed near the Beach at Shek Pai Wan. The case was then reported to the Planning Department. The concerned site is located in an area zoned “Open Space” […]

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