Planning Buildings for a High-rise Environment in Hong Kong: A Review of Building Appeal Decisions
Hong Kong University Press, 2000 - Architecture - 369 pages
This book is the first systematic attempt to document statutory building control in Hong Kong. It examines 40 cases decided by the Building Appeal Board with reference to the overlapping jurisdictions of the Buildings, Lands and Planning authorities in controlling building development. The cases are categorized under nine major themes, namely 'procedures and principles', 'immediate neighbourhood', 'widths of streets', 'lanes', 'access and parking', 'stepped streets', 'means of escape', 'illegal structures and enforcement orders' and 'demolition'. Each case is examined in detail, cross-referenced and illustrated by drawings and photographs where appropriate. For each category, a list of relevant law cases and a summary of the decision criteria identified are also provided. This work should be of great value to Authorized Persons, surveyors, lawyers and town planners who practise in Hong Kong, as well as those who are interested in the policies and issues concerning building control in a high-rise and high density living environment. It should also help professional practitioners prepare for the relevant APC examinations for the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and other professional organizations.
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12-storey building access road Appeal Case Name appellant's application approval Authorized Person Building Authority Building Planning Building Private Streets Buildings Ordinance Caine Road Code of Practice considered coverage and plot demolition differing in height Director of Fire Discovery Bay evidence exemption exercising its discretion Fire Services Department firefighting floor Hedland Investments HKLR Hoi Yuen Road Hok Sz Terrace Hong Kong illegal structures immediate neighbourhood Inland Lot issue Kennedy Road Knutsford Terrace Kowloon Lam Terrace land letter dated means of escape metres Outline Zoning Plan plans submitted plot ratio PNAP Practice Note proposed building rear lane Reasons for Decision redevelopment refusal relevant safety Sands Street Scavenging Lane second limb section 16(1 g service lane Sheung Shui side lane statutory statutory town stepped streets Streets and Access Super Mate Tien Poa Street Town Planning Board traffic Tribunal noted Tsing Lung Tau vehicular access width