The Democratic Party has accused a brother-in-law of tycoon Lee Shau-kee and Henderson Land of turning several plots of undeveloped land into car parks and industrial storage space without government approval.
The Democratic party alleged that two sites with a total area of 1.7 hectares next to a large waste dump found last month in Tsing Chuen Wai, Tuen Mun, are being used.
Henderson has said it has no knowledge of the accusation for the company Funco Limited had leased them out but will question the tenant. It also said a lot owned by its subsidiary Honour Jet Development was utilized by unknown people without permission.
The party claimed that one of the sites, of about 7,000 square meters, was still covered with foliage last August but the ground is now covered with asphalt and used by industrial vehicles. It further alleged that the other site, of around one hectare, was already being used as a car park and storage when aerial photos of the sites were taken last year.
Seven plots in the 7,000-sq-m site are owned by Funco, a firm whose boss is Kwan Nai-hung, brother-in-law of Lee, while one plot is owned by Honour Jet Development. The Planning Department issued enforcement notices to the owners of the 10 lots in the smaller site, warning them to stop illegal development within the next three months.
Henderson Land comes under scrutiny over sites