Draft Yau Ma Tei Outline Zoning Plan Approved


The Town Planning Board announced today (Friday) that the Chief Executive in Council had approved the draft Yau Ma Tei Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) (No.S/K2/9).

A spokesman for the Board said that the approved OZP was to establish a statutory land use framework to guide the development and redevelopment within Yau Ma Tei.

The OZP covers a total land area of about 122 hectares. The total population upon full development is estimated to be about 62,200.

About 30.37 hectares (25 per cent of the total land area) is zoned "Government/Institution/Community" ("G/IC").

Major G/IC uses include Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital, King's Park Hockey Ground, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market, Kowloon Government Offices, Yau Ma Tei Police Station and several schools. The ex-military staff quarters fronting Wylie Road is reserved for a primary school.

About 21.76 hectares (18 per cent) is zoned "Open Space" to provide active and passive recreational uses.

The open space on top of Yau Ma Tei Salt Water Service Reservoir and at King's Park is within this zone. The existing grass pitches within the ex-British Military Hospital (BMH) site are retained for this use.

Some 12.26 hectares (10 per cent) is zoned "Residential (Group A)" for private residential developments.

"Residential (Group B)" use will occupy about 2.26 hectares (2 per cent) for medium-density residential development. The zone covers residential developments mainly in the King's Park area.

Another 9.89 hectares (8 per cent) is zoned "Other Specified Uses". The sports and recreation clubs located mainly at Gascoigne Road and Wylie Road and the Prosperous Garden developed by the Hong Kong Housing Society are within the zone.

About 6.77 hectares (5 per cent) is zoned "Commercial", covering sites on both sides of Nathan Road which form the commercial spine.

About 5.52 hectares (4 per cent) is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" which includes the site of the ex-Government staff quarters at King's Park Rise and part of the site of the ex-BMH at the junction of Princess Margaret Road and Wylie Road.

The zoning is to ensure adequate planning control over the comprehensive redevelopment of these two sites for low-density and low to medium-density residential use respectively.

Another 0.42 hectare (less than 1 per cent) is designated as the Land Development Corporation Waterloo Road/Yunnan Lane Development Scheme Plan area.

The area would be redeveloped comprehensively with provision of G/IC facilities, including a day nursery, a hostel for single persons, an enclosed refuse collection point, a public toilet and a toilet for the disabled and public open space.

The rest, measuring about 33.19 hectares (27 per cent), is reserved for road and other related uses.

Besides, the Chief Executive in Council has referred the Mong Kok OZP (No.S/K3/11), which was approved on March 31 this year, to the Board for amendments to reflect the latest development proposals in the District.

The Plan incorporating the amendments will be exhibited for public inspection in due course under the provisions of the Town Planning Ordinance.

The approved Yau Ma Tei OZP is now available for public inspection at the following locations:

* Planning Department,

15th Floor, North Point Government Offices,

333 Java Road, North Point,

Hong Kong;

* Kowloon District Planning Office,

14th Floor, North Point Government Offices,

333 Java Road, North Point,

Hong Kong; and

* Yau Tsim Mong District Office,

Ground Floor, Mong Kok Government Offices Building,

30 Luen Wan Street, Mong Kok,


Copies of the approved Plan are available for sale at the two Map Publications Centres of the Survey and Mapping Office.

They are located on the 23rd Floor of the North Point Government Offices at 333 Java Road in North Point and on the ground floor at 382 Nathan Road in Yau Ma Tei.

End/Friday, October 16, 1998