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Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun Outline Zoning Plan approved
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     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).  

     ˇ§The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun area,ˇ¨ a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 24).

     The Planning Scheme Area (the Area) of the Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun OZP, covering about 264 hectares of land, is located in East Kowloon within the Kwun Tong District. It is bounded by Lei Yue Mun Road, Black Hill, Chiu Keng Wan Shan and Pau Toi Shan (Devilˇ¦s Peak) to the north-east and east; Lei Yue Mun Point to the south; Victoria Harbour, Wai Yip Street and Cha Kwo Ling Road to the west and Kwun Tong By-pass to the north-west.  

     Most of the existing private and public residential developments in the Area fall within the ˇ§Residential (Group A)ˇ¨ (86.15 hectares) zone. Two sites, one at Yau Tong Bay and the other at Yau Tong Industrial Area (YTIA), are zoned ˇ§Comprehensive Development Areaˇ¨ (14.93 hectares) for comprehensive residential and commercial development with provision of Government, institution or community (GIC) facilities. The existing Lei Yue Mun Village is zoned ˇ§Village Type Developmentˇ¨ (8.34 hectares).

     To encourage the phasing out of existing obsolete industrial uses, five industrial sites in YTIA are zoned ˇ§Residential (Group E)ˇ¨ (ˇ§R(E)ˇ¨) (5.79 hectares). Under the ˇ§R(E)ˇ¨ zoning, planning permission for residential development is required in order to address the potential industrial/residential interface problems in the redevelopment process.  

     About 3.42 hectares of land is zoned ˇ§Commercialˇ¨ to provide for commercial developments to serve the Area. The ˇ§Other Specified Usesˇ¨ zones (4.04 hectares) are allocated for specific uses including the existing petrol filling station, Eastern Harbour Crossing toll plaza and ventilation building, sewerage treatment plant, a planned lorry park and a reserved site for general business uses.

     To provide land for various GIC facilities to serve the needs of residents in the Area and those in the adjoining areas, about 30.59 hectares of land are zoned ˇ§Government, Institution or Communityˇ¨. Major existing GIC facilities include Yung Fung Shee Memorial Centre, East Kowloon Health Centre and Sai Tso Wan Neighbourhood Community Centre, Margaret Trench Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Kwun Tong Law Courts, Government offices, schools, a joint user complex with library, a primary electricity substation, an indoor games hall and an indoor recreation centre, a fire station and an ambulance depot.

     To provide land for both active and passive recreational uses, about 19.54 hectares of land are zoned ˇ§Open Spaceˇ¨. Major open spaces include Sam Ka Tsuen Recreation Ground, Laguna Park, Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground and Sin Fat Road Tennis Court. Sites have been reserved for district open space uses and development of a waterfront promenade. About 55.08 hectares of land is zoned ˇ§Green Beltˇ¨ to preserve existing hill slopes.

     The approved Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun OZP No. S/K15/17 is available for public inspection during normal office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Kowloon District Planning Office and the Kwun Tong District Office.

     Copies of the approved OZP are available for sale at Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. The electronic version of the plan can also be seen on the Town Planning Boardˇ¦s website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, April 24, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:01

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