Environmental Petition

Protect the Wetland Park: Object Planning Application A/TSW/70

70 Signatures Obtained, This Campaign Ended on July 25, 2017

Target: 300


Protect the Hong Kong Wetland Park from becoming the private real estate’s backyard. The above-circled area is the proposed site for development.

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Petition Letter

To Town Planning Board,

I object the planning application A/TSW/70, the reasons are as follows:

The Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) currently has multiple major development projects in Yuen Long, among them the Park Yoho project even involves the ownership of private wetland, which was developed based on the “Destroy first, build later” approach. SHKP had tendered the land years ago and has later legally changed its use by damaging the agricultural land while planting it into a private wetland. Such development has privatized the natural landscape that originally could be appreciated by the public. Now with two more surrounding area of the wetland being sold, the best natural sceneries in Tin Shui Wai are own by developers. This makes us question that whether landscape appreciations are merely a privilege for condo owners, while the ordinary citizens can only live in a dense and closed environment.

With the current overdue queuing time for public housing, land should be developed for public housing, instead of being sold to the private company for commercial purposes.

Petition Creator

This petition was started by Kay To on July 13, 2017, with an end date of July 25, 2017.