DEVB's response to media enquiries In response to media enquiries on the impact arising from the court granting leave to Hong Kong Golf Club's application for judicial review and related matters, a spokesperson for the Development Bureau gave the following response today (July 25):
We note that the court has granted leave to the relevant application for judicial review and an "interim interim" stay of the relevant approval for the environmental impact assessment. The decision of the court will not affect the Government taking back the 32 hectares of land on September 1 as scheduled. Having sought legal advice, we also note that the court's decision will not affect the Town Planning Board's procedures of gazetting the proposed amendment of zoning to "Undetermined" in early August and inviting further representations.
Ends/Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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