Sixteen building plans approved in June

     The Buildings Department approved 16 building plans in June, with six on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, three were for commercial developments, three were for factory and industrial developments and two were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on nine building projects that, when completed, will provide 100 403 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 1 701 units, and 62 791 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for two building projects.

     The department also issued 23 occupation permits, with nine on Hong Kong Island, eight in Kowloon and six in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 217 895 sq m, involving 2 643 units, and 79 077 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in June totalled about $11.6 billion.

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

     The department received 3 047 reports about unauthorised building works in June and issued 1 224 removal orders on unauthorised works.

     The full version of the Monthly Digest for June can be viewed by the public on the Buildings Department's homepage (

Ends/Friday, August 12, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:01