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A List of Legal Requirements

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Land Drainage Ordinance Cap. 446 Section 5
 

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Publication and Inspection of Draft Plans
  1. Where the Drainage Authority has prepared or replaced a draft plan at any time under section 3 or 4, he shall cause a notice of the plan to be published in :-
    1. 2 issues of the Gazette in English and Chinese;
    2. 2 issues of 2 Chinese language newspapers; and
    3. 2 issues of an English language newspapers.

  2. The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall :-
    1. contain a general description of the Drainage Authority Area shown in the draft plan;
    2. state where and when a copy of the plan may be inspected by the public;
    3. specify the time within which, and the manner in which, objections to the draft plan prepared or replaced under section 3 or 4 may be made; and
    4. where the Drainage Authority has replaced a draft plan, identify the draft plan which has been replaced under section 4.

  3. A copy of a draft plan shall be available for inspection by the public free of charge at such offices of the Government as the Drainage Authority thinks fit for a period of 60 days from the date of first publication of a notice in the Gazette under subsection (1) and during the hours when those offices are normally open to the public.

  4. The Drainage Authority shall supply a copy of the draft plan prepared or replaced under section 3 or 4, or the draft plan showing the amendments under subsection (5), to any person on request and upon payment of such fee as he may determine.

  5. Where the Drainage Authority has at any time amended a draft plan under section 4, he shall publish a notice of such amendments in the same manner as is specified in subsections (1) and (2) except that the period referred to in subsection (3) shall be 30 days and the notice shall also identify the draft plan which has been amended under section 4.

  6. Where the Drainage Authority has cancelled a draft plan at any time under section 4, he shall publish a notice of such cancellation in the same manner as is specified in subsection (1) except that the notice shall be published in one issue of the Gazette and the newspapers referred to in that subsection and that the notice shall also identify the draft plan which has been cancelled under section 4.

  7. A copy of a draft plan notified under this section shall be deposited in the Land Registry and shall be available for inspection by any person without payment at any fee.
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