DEVB’s response to media enquiries


     In response to media enquiries on the Hong Kong Golf Club’s application for judicial review in respect of the decision on the Environmental Impact Assessment Report on the Technical Study on Partial Development of Fanling Golf Course Site – Feasibility Study, a spokesperson for the Development Bureau today (July 21) gave the following reply:
     The Hong Kong Golf Club’s application for judicial review on the matter will not affect the Government taking back the 32 hectares of land east of Fan Kam Road in Fanling Golf Course on September 1, 2023, upon the expiry of the relevant short term tenancy. Nor will it affect the Town Planning Board proceeding with the statutory planning procedures.
     We reiterate that the Government’s intention to construct public housing at the 9.5-hectare (ha) site at the northernmost of the 32 ha of land remains unchanged. The remaining site not for housing development (about 22 ha) will be used for conservation and passive recreational use for public enjoyment. Separately, as the Government previously stated, in case the Hong Kong Golf Club needs to temporarily use land in the 32 ha for supporting the organisation of major events in future, the relevant departments would be happy to consider lending the site according to actual circumstances and needs.