Hong Kong: 15 building plans approved

Hong Kong: 15 building plans approved

The Buildings Department approved 15 building plans in April, with four on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and six in the New Territories.

Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, five were for commercial developments, one was for factory and industrial developments and one was for community services developments.

In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 10 building projects that, when completed, will provide 42 839 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 1 214 units, and 27 996 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for nine building projects.

The department also issued 13 occupation permits, with five on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and four in the New Territories.

Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 76 779 sq m, involving 1 066 units, and 25 793 sq m was for non-domestic use.

The declared cost of new buildings completed in April totalled about $3.8 billion.

In addition, 11 demolition consents involving 11 building structures were issued.

The department received 2 512 reports about unauthorised building works in April and issued 871 removal orders on unauthorised works.

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