Sixteen building plans approved in August

     The Buildings Department approved 16 building plans in August, with six on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories.

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

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 15 building projects that, when completed, will provide 260 379 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 3 949 units, and 79 714 sq m of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has received notification of commencement of work for 11 building projects.

     The department also issued 24 occupation permits, with nine on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and 11 in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 48 221 sq m, involving 803 units, and 69 283 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in August totalled about $5.2 billion.

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

     The department received 3 664 reports about unauthorised building works in August and issued 1 153 removal orders on unauthorised works.

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

Ends/Thursday, October 20, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:01