Development Consultancy & Expert Witness

Development Consultancy - TOWNLAND offers Clients a wide range of award winning site planning and development services to assist the implementation of development proposals. An extensive record of Private Sector Commissions, including feasibility studies and comprehensive development studies and applications for planning approval, reviews, appeals, rezoning proposals and other statutory planning procedures have provided TOWNLAND not only with a thorough understanding of planning intentions and the Planning Authorities' planning practices and procedures, but also of the potential of the Private Sector to optimize their opportunity, at the same time partaking in development and infrastructure proposals to benefit the community as a whole. TOWNLAND has also been instrumental in effecting changes to the planning framework and planning mechanisms both through advocacy for the Private Sector and through direct employment by the Governments concerned.


Expert Witness - Hong Kong has a highly regimented bureaucracy and decision making process where good planning is sometimes clouded and excellent development initiatives are obstructed by questionable administration. More and more Clients are taking proactive steps to protect their legal rights and interests against procedural flaws and unfair decisions. TOWNLAND has been working hand-in-hand with legal teams on a growing number of cases, including S17B Planning Appeals, Building Appeals, Judicial Reviews, Compulsory Sale Agreements and even Liquor Licensing Applications/Appeals to ensure that there is proper consideration of planning facts and arguments. With over 30 and 18 years, respectively, of relevant Hong Kong planning experience on a wide-range of cases and in-depth understanding of planning law and procedures, Ms Keren Seddon and Ms Cindy Tsang, who are both Registered Planners in Hong Kong, are sought-after Expert Witnesses, well-experienced in preparing and giving expert testimonies. Our capability is supported by TOWNLAND's comprehensive ISO system which assures the reliability of in-house records and information for evidence.

  • Preliminary Enquiries (a Complimentary Service)
  • Site Search and Feasibility Studies
  • Development Appraisals & Development Strategies
  • Planning Applications, Planning Reviews and Planning Appeals
  • Discharge of Planning Conditions
  • Statutory Objections
  • Rezoning Requests
  • Interface with Building and Land Matters
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Projects

  • Project 1

    Successful Residential Development & Preservation of Heritage - Hong Kong

  • Project 1

    Housing Development for the Elderly - Hong Kong

  • Project 1

    Premises for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management - Hong Kong

  • Project 1

    Successful Commercial Development in an Open Space Zone - Hong Kong

  • Project 1

    Conservation and Revitalization Central Police Station – Hong Kong

  • Project 1

    Successful Objection to Building Height Restrictions - Hong Kong