The Government today (December 7) issued a letter to the developers of the Hunghom Peninsula, reminding them of the conditions of Sale for the Lot.
A Government spokesman said, "The Director of Lands reserves his position as to the giving of his consents or approvals as provided for in the Conditions of Sale and as to whether or not he would agree any modification which may be required for the proposed redevelopment."
It is also pointed out that the developers should not proceed on the premise that such consents or approval will be given or lease modification agreed.
"Any redevelopment of the Lot which does not accord with the Master Layout Plans and Approved Landscaping Proposals would require a modification," the spokesman said.
"According to Special Condition (11)(a) of the Conditions of Sale, there can be no redevelopment of the Lot except in accordance with the Master Layout Plans. Any redevelopment must also be in compliance with the other Special Conditions.
"Meanwhile, under General Condition 7(b) of the Conditions of Sale, the consent of the Director of Lands must be obtained before the commencement of building works, and it may also be that the approval of the Director of Lands will be required as to the type and value of buildings to be erected on redevelopment," he noted.
The developers' intention to demolish the residential development and proceed with redevelopment was widely reported by the media.
The Government urged the developers to respond positively to the concerns raised by the community about their plan, and should not proceed on the premise that consents or approvals by the Director of Lands will be given or lease modifications agreed.
Ends/Tuesday, December 07, 2004