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To provide more affordable housing has been high on the policy agenda though it sometimes triggers public opposition. A recent example is the controversial Northeast New Territories development plan approved by the Town Planning Board. Developing ‘brownfield sites’, or deserted rural lands, is one of the alternative measures which tends to be easier to reach consensus. At present, the Government is studying the brownfield sites inside Hung Shui Kiu and Yuen Long South as pilot cases. But a lack of brownfield data and comprehensive planning are crippling the development.
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.