Hong Kong concern group finds 173 luxury houses citywide suspected to be occupying government land, calls for authorities to take action
Survey follows controversy over three properties at high-end estate Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam, with breaches found after landslide prompts inspectionsNGO Liber Research Community claims it had compared satellite images and government plot plans to identify propertiesHong Kong housingEmily HungPublished: 3:45pm, 14 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
A concern group on Hong Kong’s land and development issues has urged authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of properties after saying it found 173 luxury houses citywide occupying government land without permission.
NGO Liber Research Community made the call on Thursday amid controversy surrounding three properties at luxury estate Redhill Peninsula in Tai Tam. Record rainfall last week sparked a landslide in the area, leading to safety checks that revealed the houses had expanded onto government land.
“The downpour showed the common practice of building a private garden on government land is not just a question of non-compliance or unreasonable use of land resources, but also a safety problem,” warned Chan Kim-ching, founder of the group.