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13 building plans approved in Nov

The Buildings Department approved 13 building plans in November - two on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and five in the New Territories.   Of the approved plans, eight were for apartment and apartment-commercial developments, two for commercial developments, one for factory and industrial developments, and two for community services developments.   Consent was given for works to start on 11 building projects which will provide 210,471 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 2,595 units and 83,060 sq m for non-domestic use.   Additionally, the department received notification of commencement of superstructure works for nine building projects.   The department also issued 16 occupation permits - three on Hong Kong Island, five in Kowloon and eight in the New Territories.   Buildings certified for occupation have 53,034 sq m of gross floor area for domestic use involving 1,355 units and 168,627 sq m for non-domestic use. http://dlvr.it/Sh3Dtw

Clubhouse prosecuted for rule breach

The Home Affairs Department today prosecuted the licence holder of Scout Association of Hong Kong - Commissioners' Club and related people for suspected violations of anti-epidemic regulations.   According to an investigation, the licence holder of the clubhouse, the catering service contractor and two of its responsible persons allowed and arranged a banquet on April 10 in catering premises inside the clubhouse with the number of participants exceeding the limit of 20 people prevailing at the time.   They were suspected of violating relevant requirements and directions issued by the Secretary for Food & Health in relation to the clubhouse under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Requirements & Directions) (Business & Premises) Regulation (Cap 599F).   Separately, the catering service contractor and three people of the association that allowed the prohibited group gathering and the organisation of the banquet were suspected of violating the relevant restrictions on group gathering under the Prevention & Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G).   Having examined all available information, the department’s Office of the Licensing Authority applied to the court for a summons against the licence holder of the clubhouse, four summonses against the catering service provider and two of its responsible persons, and three summonses against the three people who organised the banquet at the clubhouse.   The cases will be heard in court.
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