Subject: [Hong Kong] 蒲台郊野公園記者會 Po Toi Country Park PC [Print This Page] Author: HKBWS Chuan Time: 4/11/2015 17:47 Subject: 蒲台郊野公園記者會 Po Toi Country Park PC
The Society organized a press conference today together with 4 other Green Groups, including The Conservancy Association, Designing Hong Kong, Green Power and WWF - Hong Kong, to urge the government to designate Po Toi Islands as Country Park for the conservation of the unique ecology of Po Toi.
Thanks and congratulations indeed for all who worked so hard on this!
Mike K Author: wgeoff Time: 6/11/2015 06:28
Congratulations to Chuan for leading the Green Groups and all who helped with the presentations or who sent in objection messages by email.
I was at the Meeting and can confirm the Planning Review Board were impressed by the presentations and seriously questioned Planning Department about why they had included the R(D) (Development) zone around the Ferry Pier. Although they did not throw it out altogether (which would have been a serious embarrassment to Planning Department), they have apparently voted to reduce its size which is a significant achievement. Let's hope we can now restrict the development potential to just those houses in the current R(D) zone which are already occupied, which, in my opinion, would be a fair outcome recognising the rights of villagers and balancing that against the need for environmental protection.
I think we are also now in a position to pursue Country Park status for Po Toi, which was supported by all Green Groups and the local residents who attended the meeting in quite large numbers.
[ Last edited by wgeoff at 6/11/2015 07:12 ] Author: John Holmes Time: 8/11/2015 08:09 Subject: Po Toi
Well Done to Geoff, Chuan and all involved in the presentations. Author: wgeoff Time: 8/11/2015 14:54
But it's not over yet. Now we have to start the whole process again, when they draw up the new R(D) zone.
But hopefully this will be a lot more sensible.
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