Hong Kong approved 19 building plans in July

It also gave the green light for eight building projects to start construction.

Hong Kong’s Buildings Department approved 19 building plans in July, of which eight will be built on Hong Kong Island, four in Kowloon and seven in the New Territories.

In a statement, the Hong Kong Government said 12 of the approved plans were for apartment and apartment/commercial developments, one for factory and industrial development, and six for community services development.

During the period, the government also gave consent to start the works on eight building projects which will have around 101,907 square metres of gross floor area for domestic use spread across 1,615 units, and 8,868 square metres of gross floor area for non-domestic use.

The buildings department also received notification regarding the start of superstructure works for six building projects.

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It issued eight occupation permits with a gross floor area of 30,617 square metres in 128 units for domestic use, and 12,438 square metres for non-domestic use. Of those given occupation permits, three were on Hong Kong Island, two in Kowloon, and three in the New Territories.

The Buildings Department also said the declared cost of new buildings completed in July was around $2.6b, and it issued five demolition permits. It also received 2,547 reports about unauthorised building works (UBW) and issued 802 removal orders.

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