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3 land parcels to be resumed

The Development Bureau announced today that private land within three land parcels that have been zoned for high-density housing development in the statutory outline zoning plans would be resumed for subsidised housing.        The three land parcels are in Yuen Long and Fanling. The 12,300 sq m of private land, together with adjoining government land of about 3,500 sq m, are expected to produce around 1,600 flats.   The Lands Department has started pre-clearance surveys at all three land parcels and will not accept new applications for lease modification and land exchange concerning these land parcels.   The Government will invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance for the resumption work. Following the statutory resumption process, it will seek the Chief Executive in Council's authorisation after considering any objections received from affected stakeholders.   The Development Bureau said land supply tops the Government’s policy agenda, noting that around 90 hectares of land w

Applications for new niches to open

Applications for the new extendable public niches at Wo Hop Shek Columbarium in Fanling will be accepted from May 11 to June 10, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced today.        A total of 22,050 extendable niches, including 21,720 standard niches and 330 large niches at Block B, Wo Hop Shek Columbarium Phase VI will be open for application.        Applicants should only file one application form to apply for either a large or standard niche for the same deceased person.   Applicants have to fill in the particulars of at least three deceased people when applying for a large niche. For a standard niche, applicants must fill in at least one deceased person’s details.        Application forms can be downloaded from the department’s website or obtained from its Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Office, District Environmental Hygiene Offices, and the Home Affairs Department’s Home Affairs Enquiry Centres.   The completed application form together with copies of the required documents should be submitted within the application period by fax at 2333 1716, email, or in person to the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or by post.   Applicants can also submit the application online.        Successful applicants will be notified by SMS, email or post of the serial number of the designated niche allocated.   Applicants can also check the results of their applications on the department’s website, the Hong Kong or Kowloon Cemeteries & Crematoria Offices, or the Public Niche Allocation Office.   Call 2841 9111 for enquiries.
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