(From South China Morning Post)
Byline: Chloe Lai
All Town Planning Board meetings should be opened to the public to increase transparency in light of the controversy over its approval of the government's harbour reclamation plans, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners has suggested.
The professional body urged the government to amend the Town Planning Bill to allow citizens to attend meetings.
Roger Tang Man-hung, vice-president of the institute, said opening up the meetings to scrutiny would be the best way to restore the authority and credibility of the board amid the reclamation controversy.
The board has been heavily …