Town Planning in Hong Kong
A Review of Planning Appeal Decisions, 1997–2001
ISBN : 978-962-209-660-8
576 pages, 6.5″ x 9.5″
As Hong Kong town-planning legislation develops, there is an ever-growing demand for a better understanding of the rules and principles behind the discretionary decisions of the Town Planning Board regarding planning applications. Town Planning in Hong Kong: A Review of Planning Appeals is a thorough analysis of 50 unreported cases of the Town Planning Appeal Board on appeals against the Town Planning Board decisions concerning planning applications and review. This book goes beyond the usual requirements of books on ‘case and materials’: it systematically documents the facts and arguments presented in the decisions, distills the reasons and rules behind them, and comments on each in detail. It also provides a comparative study of all the cases from the perspective of town planning and economics. This book will be of great value to developers, planners, lawyers and professionals who work in the development and conservation of lands in Hong Kong.
“The volume fills an obvious niche. There is clearly a need for commentaries and summaries of this kind to be made publicly available in a form that is accessible to practitioners and researchers.” —Susan Batty, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
“The book covers an important aspect of statutory planning in Hong Kong . . . is informative and provides a useful reference for researchers, students and practitioners interested in local planning appeal cases.” —Tang Bo-sin, Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University