The government has back tracked on a suggested housing scheme for country parks recently put forward by the Chief Executive.
The idea was first floated by think tank Our Hong Kong Foundation’s before being voiced by CY Leung the Cheif Executive of Hong Kong.
Speaking to the media Secretary for Development Paul Chan said the current term Government has no plan to develop country parks into residential areas.
According to Mr Chan the Government will focus its effort on rezoning the 150 sites previously identified for residential purposes to meet short-to-medium term housing needs.
Noting about 70 of the 150 sites are from green belts, Mr Chan said these areas are not part of country parks, but are on the fringe of country parks or new towns.
Gov’t back tracks on suggested housing scheme for country parks.