Consultation Papers

Reports and research with practical and creative ideas to improve the environment on Lamma in response to requests to participate in public consultation since 2009.

This page provides a chronology of the work that was documented relating to the environment and development on Lamma Island. Our small community includes engineers, architects, town planners, landscape architects, scientists, archaeologists and consultants as well as writers, artists and artisans who were able to turn ideas into creative and practical plans and strategies for enhancing life on Lamma now and for future generations.

Over time, we found that other Lamma residents had formed similar groups and participated in the consultation process. We have included the excellent work of our predecessors, some of whom remain unknown to us, so that their ideas are available to all.

We want to provide a record of all suggestions and proposals relating to our community for the benefit of future planners and residents, and anyone who appreciates this beautiful island.


  • Cleanup Diary: 12th January 2014

    Brand on the Beach report to Government 36 adults, 12 kids and 4 dogs helped to remove 83 bags and boxes of trash from Pebbles Beach on north Lamma on Sunday 12th January 2014. 229 plastic bottles were picked up, 52 of which were from the Brand on the Beach winner, Vita Water, and 3 of ...
  • Community composting on Lamma

    Ideas for Sustainable Organic Waste Management at Yung Shue Wan BY DAVID SAUNDERS & BING LAW OF THE GREEN PATCH Introduction Present arrangements for municipal waste management in the community of Yung Shue Wan and district, on Lamma Island, offer ideal opportunities for development of what is known in many parts of the world as Community Composting. Main aim and ...
  • Future of farming on Lamma 2015

    Response to Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department’s request for responses to new agricultural policy Once upon a time on Lamma, not very long ago… What happened to our agricultural land? (Same field, different story now) What happened to our ponds and streams? What is happening to our beaches? Living Lamma is 100% in support of policy recommendations put forward in ...
  • Glass Recycling in Hong Kong 6 May 2013

    Response to the Consultation Document on A New Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles Submitted to the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) Background If Hong Kong is to tackle its waste problems we need to inspire change. Though some sectors of the community might take issue with bearing the cost of waste disposal, this is something that each ...
  • Lamma Community Recycling 1995

    An Excerpt From: A Different Future for Yung Shue Wan: An Alternative Planning Approach Submitted to Hong Kong Government, March 1995 2.0  Planning for the future 2.1  It is now widely accepted that human activities around the world are causing such large-scale damage to the global environment that it may not be able to support future generations. 2.2  In ...
  • Lamma Fly-tipping Report 2010

    Response to the Administration’s Proposed Legislative Amendments to “Require any person who intends to carry out depositing activity on land held under private ownership to obtain the prior written permission of all the landowner(s) concerned that bears the authority’s seal, failing which will be liable to prosecution.” Submitted to the Legco Panel on Environmental Affairs on ...
  • Lamma Fly-tipping Report 29 April 2009

    Submission to the Legco Sub-Committee on Combating Fly-tipping: The Case of Yung Shue Long Valley Also submitted to the Director of the Environmental Protection Department, 30th April 2009 Living Lamma is greatly concerned about the dumping of construction and other waste on land zoned for agricultural use on Lamma Island. A loophole in existing legislation allows these ...
  • Lamma Quarry EIA Response 21 March 2014

    OBJECTION to the  ‘Planning and Engineering Study on Future Land Use at Ex-Lamma Quarry Area at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island – Feasibility Study’‏ LETTER Hong Kong Island & Islands Development Office, Civil Engineering & Development Department, 13/F North Point Government Offices, 333, Java Road, North Point Hong Kong 21st March 2014 To whom it may concern: OBJECTION to the  ‘Planning and Engineering Study on Future ...