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Twenty-two building plans approved in November
     The Buildings Department approved 22 building plans in November, with three on Hong Kong Island, three in Kowloon and sixteen in the New Territories.

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

     In the same month, consent was given for work to start on 12 building projects that, when completed, will provide 37 455 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use, involving 913 units, and 7 253 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 22 occupation permits, with eight 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 41 330 sq m, involving 632 units, and 152 532 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in November totalled about $7.3 billion.

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

     The department received 2 571 reports about unauthorised building works in November and issued 952 removal orders on unauthorised works.

     The full version of the Monthly Digest for November can be viewed by the public on the Buildings Department's homepage (www.bd.gov.hk).
Ends/Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:01
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