Secretary for Development,
I object to the Development Bureau to sell the “Kwai Chung Lot No. 514” for the following reasons:
1. According to the Planning Intention, Open Space is intended primarily for the provision of outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses serving the needs of local residents as well as the general public. It is extremely unwise to build low-density luxury homes on the lot.
2. A portion of the lot is Green Belt, the planning intention of urban Green Belt is primarily for the conservation of the existing natural environment amid the built-up areas/at the urban fringe, to safeguard it from encroachment by urban type development, and to provide additional outlets for passive recreational activities. There is a general presumption against development within this zone.
3. Sacrifice a public Open Space and Green Belt for low-density luxury homes is against good planning principles.
4. The site is full of vegetation, it should be preserve for the public enjoyment.
5. Hong Kong government should consider using brownfield sites, unused industrial sites and the like before using environmentally valuable areas.
6. Open space is a land use in its own right and should be protected and reserved for the district, not given over to luxury residential development.
7. Building luxury homes on Open Space and Green Belt, does not relieve Hong Kong’s housing demand.
8. This site zoning has not changed yet, Town Planning Board have not yet agreed on proposed rezoning. To include it in the Land Sale Programme, is ignoring the procedure justice.