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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    It's not a blanket ban. One can apply to go over the limit. However, they'll be subjected to more scrutiny.

    Let's just say, if you stay within the limits, your project will be approved very quickly and efficiently.
    Technically it may be possible but it is in effect it is a blanket ban as can be seen by the lack of tall buildings under construction or planning. Do you think this is good for HK?

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    In general I hold no opinion on the subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    In general I hold no opinion on the subject.
    I would argue it is a daft arbitrary law that just reduces supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    In general I hold no opinion on the subject.
    No guidance from your masters? Tough to form an opinion when you don't know which way they'll sway, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    No guidance from your masters? Tough to form an opinion when you don't know which way they'll sway, isn't it?
    Do you think this is good for HK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Do you think this is good for HK?
    No. I think it's a big mistake and HK should utilise lots of tall buildings to develop proper living spaces for families - not bullshit 400-1000 sq foot flats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    No. I think it's a big mistake and HK should utilise lots of tall buildings to develop proper living spaces for families - not bullshit 400-1000 sq foot flats.
    Housing shortage is one of the core issues of Hong Kong and you have an opinion of a daft rule restricting supply. On other threads that discuss land supply you have also been very vocal about policy as you are here. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    In general I hold no opinion on the subject.
    It appears to be a land supply issue. Haven't you expressed views on this in the past? Why not this time?

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    No need for tall buildings. Land shortage will be solved in 2047 when Shenzhen and HK become one and you can expand as much as you want within the mainland.

    2047 will solve all these issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant

    And before you start talking about "other" countries, I suggest you inform yourself. I know plenty of neighbourhoods in Europe where you can't decide your roof shape or house colour.
    This makes me think of Celebration in Florida. Like living in Disneyland every day.

    https://gizmodo.com/celebration-flor...jus-1564479405

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