New petition!

Date: 11 June 2014

Dear friends,

A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Designing Hong Kong stand to request the Government to abolish Small House Policy. The countryside of Hong Kong is now facing unnecessary exploit due to the rebuilding of small houses by New Territories villagers, where those original villages are mostly empty and overgrown by plantations. The Small House Policy is too being abused as the original aim of improve the prevailing low standard of living in the rural areas of the New Territories is no longer the seeming aim of the rebuilding of small houses. HKSAR Chief Executive, C.Y.Leung pledge during his election campaign on 9 December 2012 that "something will have to be done about the Small House Policy", yet nothing has been done still. “Small houses are the most environmentally damaging form of development in Hong Kong because the reality is that they are virtually unregulated. “ said Designing Hong Kong.

Abolish Small House Policy - Petition Organiser: Designing Hong Kong

The Small House Policy is now out of control and is the cause of widespread abuse and illegality. There is such pressure by villagers and developers that the villages are crammed wall to wall without planned access roads, sewage, drainage or public amenities. The construction of these houses (hardly any of which will be occupied) will cause massive environmental damage and ruin the enjoyment of Country Parks by genuine residents and visitors alike. Small houses are the most environmentally damaging form of development in Hong Kong because they are virtually unregulated. If you treasure the green space in Hong Kong, please sign the petition.

Strive for Sustainable Development Protect the Taipo Lo Fai Rd Green Belt - Petition Organiser: LFR Green Belt Concern Group

Today is the last day of the Town Planning Board's public consultation on the development of Taipo Lo Fai Road Green Belt, our last chance to protect this green space. The petition of “Strive for Sustainable Development Protect the Taipo Lo Fai Rd Green Belt” was launched on the 14 May 2014. The original goal of 1000 signatures was reached within one month, and is now still growing after reaching the toll of 1410 signatures. This shows the focused concern on the issue, revealing the care of residence and others for green spaces in Hong Kong. If you share the same concern, please continue to spread the message and help the petition organiser gather more signatures to protect the green space in Hong Kong.