16/10/2018-2

The industrial building will change the housing government to remove the barrier

actually took the most space to talk about housing and land issues, including the decision to restart the revitalization of the industrial building plan, and joined the converted industrial building to build the whole building or use some floors as transitional houses. Options for use. This will enable the community to provide more care for the community at the grassroots level as soon as possible. It will help alleviate the pressure on the “house shortage" and will also rectify the chaos of the existing industrial buildings filled with illegal mortuaries.

In fact, encouraging industrial buildings to redevelop transitional housing, Lin Zhengyue had already proposed it as the Chief Secretary for Administration six years ago. Unfortunately, it was later put on hold by the Development Bureau on the grounds that it was not practical in terms of finance and planning. “." At that time, the author once wrote that the reasons for the veto of the Development Bureau were not sufficient. First, in terms of finance, whether the cost of reconstruction can be afforded should be considered by the owners of the industrial buildings themselves. It is not necessary for the Government to judge on their behalf. Second, in terms of planning, the Government was then The renovation policy of the industrial building is to allow the industrial building to be converted into a hotel. The hotel room is also a resident. Why can I change the hotel? Can I change the small house?

Old discussion revisited to increase incentives

In the policy address, Mrs Lam used 900 words to explain her plan to restart the revitalisation of the industrial buildings. The contents of the transitional housing allowed by the revitalisation of the industrial buildings include: the owners have used the existing or upcoming modifications to the “business" and " The industrial buildings in the “Commercial", “Comprehensive Development Area" and “Residential" areas will be used for non-industrial purposes. After the conversion, the whole or some floors will be used as transitional housing. The Government will flexibly deal with the planning and building design requirements. The cost of the land lease waiver for the use of transitional housing; we encourage owners to work with non-government organisations to provide transitional housing to the grassroots who are not allocated public housing or have other housing needs; the Task Force of the Transport Bureau, It will provide one-stop integrated support for private-driven transitional housing projects.

It is understood that in order to attract industrial buildings owners to cooperate with relevant policies, in addition to exempting land premiums, they can also waive the application for city regulations, and also consider allowing transitional housing units to have no kitchens and to relax lighting regulations. Obviously, the Chief Executive listened to the opinions of the society and, after careful consideration, added incentives for this policy. If this policy can be implemented, it can be described as one of the following: First, the “households" can improve the living environment at an early stage; second, it helps the Government to alleviate the pressure of “house shortage"; third, the old industrial buildings have one more way out; Fourth, it can save the public public resources such as public funds and land.

Department matching

However, the conversion of industrial buildings into residential buildings is not a change. It can be changed because there are many restrictions on land use and building regulations. If the authorities do not try to remove obstacles, it will be difficult to implement them. In terms of the plot ratio, there are significant differences in the restrictions on residential and non-domestic buildings. For example, the industrial and commercial buildings in the urban area of ​​Hong Kong have a plot ratio of up to 15 times and residential buildings at 10 times. The number of buildings is 9 times and that of residential buildings is only 7.5 times. Therefore, if an industrial building wants to renovate a house, how to deal with the plot ratio is a key issue. For example, can an industrial building with a floor area of ​​300,000 square meters be converted back to a total area of ​​300,000 square meters? If you can only change the total housing area of ​​150,000 baht or 200,000 baht, one-half or one-third of the housing area will not be used. In addition to affecting the rate of return, it is actually a waste of resources, and it is difficult to attract the owners of industrial buildings.

In addition, if the government wants to implement a good policy, it is not enough for the decision-making seniors to have a heart. It is imperative that all relevant departments take the initiative to cooperate and implement it with one heart and one mind. It should be noted that the construction of the redevelopment of the industrial building is not simple. From design to completion, it will involve a number of departments including the Lands Department, the Buildings Department, the Planning Department, the Highways Department, the Transport Department and the Fire Services Department. If some departments do not remove the bureaucracy In the examination and approval process, they are still independent and uncoordinated. It is easy for the owners of the industrial buildings who are interested in participating to be at a loss. In the end, the policy is good, and the policy is no better. This time, Mrs Lam pointed out that the Task Force under the Transport Bureau would provide one-stop co-ordination support. Whether the Task Force can open up the meridians of various departments will be the key to the success of the policy.