TOWNLAND provides clients with a range of first class site planning and development consultancy services to assist in the implementation of land use and development proposals. TOWNLAND provides clients with practical advice on development risks and opportunities, based on a thorough understanding of planning regulations and planning authorities’ planning practices and procedures. Therefore, TOWNLAND has been recognized. We pride ourselves on innovative strategies and proactive government liaison to secure planning approvals in complex situations. With a core team based in Hong Kong since 1985, we have an unrivaled track record of success in statutory planning applications. The interests of our clients are always paramount.
TOWNLAND also actively promotes changes in planning frameworks and planning mechanisms, either on behalf of the private sector or directly by government. TOWNLAND’s work has influenced Hong Kong’s statutory framework for industrial restructuring and office decentralization, pedestrian planning guidelines, new forms of senior housing for the Hong Kong Housing Society, and new planning regulations for sports facilities in Hong Kong.
Expert Witnesses – TOWNLAND works hand-in-hand with the legal team to ensure client rights are protected. Ms Keren Seddon and Ms Zenith are particularly sought after due to their prominent backgrounds as development consultants and familiarity with S17B planning appeals, construction appeals, judicial reviews, compulsory sale agreements and even liquor license applications/appeals.
Visual Impact Assessments – Over the years TOWNLAND has successfully completed various visual impact assessments and visual assessments to support planning applications for the development of different types and scales, ie from single building blocks to large public housing estates. We are fully familiar with the requirements of TPB Guideline No. 41 on the submission of VIA planning application guidelines to TPB. TOWNLAND specializes in advising on how building designs can best fit the visual context and be compatible with their surroundings. Some of our VIA/VA programs include:
Site searches and feasibility studies
Development assessments and development strategies
Planning applications, planning reviews and planning appeals
Lifting of planning conditions
Making statutory objections
Planning use applications
Visual impact assessments
Building adjacency issues and land matters