Plan to build public housing on Fanling golf course not cost effective and full of double standards, says top Hong Kong government adviser


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Hong Kong’s new administration should consider scrapping plans by its predecessor to build about 12,000 public housing flats on an exclusive golf course, the city’s top government adviser has suggested, arguing the proposed development was not cost-effective and reflected “double standards”. Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, convenor of the Executive Council, the city’s top decision-making body, on Sunday pointed to the results of an environmental impact assessment on the proposal to redevelop 32 hectares (79 acres) of the 172-hectare Fanling site to build homes for roughly 33,600 people. It found only 9 hectares could be used for housing, according to Ip,...