In 1999, the building restriction area alongside the HSR system is within 60 meters of the system. However, according to the monitoring data, there is continuing land subsidence in Changhua and Yunlin showing serious trend of the settlement of the high-speed railway piers caused by HSR facility-adjacent earthfill. Thus, MOTC announced the "Building Permit Bans and Restrictions alongside HSR System" on Jan. 11, 2016. The regulations expanded the HSR building restriction scope of the plain section in Changhua and Yunlin into 150 meters and in accordance with the law, the assignment, public hearing, public exhibitions, announcements and other procedures were redefined.
The HSR Yunlin Section Public Hearing took place at 2:30 pm on Oct. 18, 2016 in the Tuku District Office Activity Center. The public hearing was hosted by Director Tzu-Cheng Peng of Yunlin County Government Construction Office with Division Director Ching-Sheng Chen of BOHSR leading related associates and THSRC personnel to attend and present. First, the host will carry out a brief introduction, followed by the briefing from Senior Engineer Yong-Kun Lai of THSRC Engineering Division to explain the HSR construction limit, changes to the building restriction scope in Yunlin and the review content of the restriction control. In addition to complying with the statutory procedures, the public hearing will mainly explain to the local people that the scope of the building restriction of the high-speed rail on both sides is to examine the project behavior that may affect the safety of high-speed railway rather than prohibiting development. In addition to protecting HSR structure and traffic safety, the building restriction evaluation is also a guarantee to the developers.
There were forty to fifty people that attended the public hearing. At the event, attendees were enthusiastic to ask question where the host, Yunlin County Government representatives and Division Director Ching-Sheng Chen answered all the questions. After a heated discussion, the public hearing successfully ended.