After the exposure of the eight sites for simple public housing, the project located on Kai Tak World Fortune Road can build more than 10,000 units, but residents of private housing in the area objected.
Several owners’ committees of private housing estates in the area held a residents’ meeting tonight (2nd), reaffirming their opposition to the government’s choice of Kai Tak to build simple public housing, pointing out that the four major problems have not yet been resolved. judicial review.
The resident representative also pointed out that he was disappointed with Legislative Council member Yang Yongjie’s sudden announcement yesterday that he would withdraw from the rally. “He felt that the government showed goodwill, but we did not agree with it without asking.”
▼On February 2, Kai Tak private housing owners called a residents meeting to urge the government to put aside the construction of simple public housing in the area▼
More than 30 representatives of owners' committees from 14 private housing estates in Kai Tak District participated in the residents' meeting tonight and expressed their opinions on the government's plan to build more than 10,000 simple public housing units on World Fortune Road in Kai Tak. They summarized four major issues The government's response is awaited, including the decision-making process is too fast, the public has not been consulted; the planning direction is not in line with the original plan, etc.
The participating representatives also said that they will organize various actions. In addition to collecting public objection signatures, 5,000 online signatures were collected in one day yesterday (1st), and they will also set up street stations in Kai Tak District or other areas in the future to collect opposition voices. They will also meet with members of the Legislative Council or officials, and consider petitioning the Government Headquarters to "pull the banner".
They also pointed out that if the government ignores the appeal, they may organize demonstrations in the future and consider applying for judicial review of the incident to overturn the government's decision.
▼January 30 Simplified public housing Kai Tak Kai Tak site selection▼
Resident representatives stressed that they were not opposed to the simple public housing policy, but only opposed to Kai Tak's simple public housing, and believed that the problem was that it violated procedural justice and overall community planning.
One of the resident representatives, Ms. Huang, believes that the government should consult the residents in advance. Many new housing estates have been completed, but the supporting facilities are far from sufficient, and there are concerns about the overload in the area: "Yijia will put another 30,000 to 40,000 people here. In fact, the community is already too loaded."
Residents: Explain that there is no simple public housing in Central, but our land has?
Ms. Zhou, a resident representative, also pointed out that the government made a hasty decision this time, and the section was originally a relatively high land price, but now it is used to build simple public housing, and the planning has gone wrong. She thinks that the Hong Kong government should listen to public opinion.
The government has always claimed that Kai Tak is the second core development area after Central. Mr. Li, a resident, said bluntly, "I don't understand that there is no simple public housing in Central, but there is one in my land?" The overall planning is chaotic: "We moved in in 2017 and said there would be a Tuen Ma Line in 2018, but it was too late. We planned to have a monorail, but it was cancelled. Frankly speaking, we were a little disappointed with the government."
Member of the Legislative Council Yang Yongjie recently launched a rally to oppose the site selection of Shiyun Road, but announced his withdrawal the next day.
The resident representatives, Ms. Ye and Mr. Li, expressed their disappointment. Ms. Ye believed that everyone had the same idea, but Yang canceled the action on behalf of the residents. Ask if we all feel the same way.” She pointed out that the resident representatives had met with Yang Yongjie and asked him why he canceled the rally.
▼Site selection of eight simple public housing plots▼
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