Hiking the dirt route on 14th December I found a concrete mixer, bags of concrete and form work ready to install yet another concrete path to nowhere, just above the tiny village of Lo Tik Wan. This is not in fact concreting an existing path but cutting a whole new path through virgin countryisde.
As always the questions are - Why?
1) Why was this not available for public consultation? (there is not even a site notice at the construction site).
2)Why is it being built? It surely can't be for public access. The villagers of Lo Tik Wan (surely no more than 50 people) already have concrete path access to Lamma's village of Yung Shue Wan.
This is surely another example of concrete gone mad - of which Lamma has many other examples. The planned 'Baroque on Lamma' is most certainly one other.
My suggestions are as follows:
1) A public on-line register of all planned public works of whatever size available for all citizens to consult and comment on before work commences.
2) Proper planning for Lamma Island to protect its fast depleting natural environment.