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Thirteen building plans approved in February
     The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in February, with four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.

     Of the approved plans, nine were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, one was for commercial development, one was for factory and industrial development, and two were for community services developments.

     In the same month, consent was given for works to start on two building projects which, when completed, will provide 77 942 square metres of gross floor area for non-domestic use. The department has not received any notification of commencement of superstructure works for building projects.

     The department also issued 14 occupation permits, with four on Hong Kong Island, one in Kowloon and nine in the New Territories.

     Of the buildings certified for occupation, the gross floor area for domestic use was 149 306 sq m involving 2 912 units, and 67 594 sq m was for non-domestic use.

     The declared cost of new buildings completed in February totalled about $3.7 billion.

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

     The department received 1 101 reports about unauthorised building works (UBWs) in February and issued 47 removal orders on UBWs.

     The full version of the Monthly Digest for February can be viewed on the Buildings Department's homepage (www.bd.gov.hk).     
Ends/Monday, April 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 15:26
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