Press Release



Draft North-East Lantau Outline Zoning Plan approved


The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft North-East Lantau Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

Covering a total area of about 1,665 hectares including 932 hectares to be reclaimed, the approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide future development in the North-East Lantau area.

A majority of the area, totalling 571.18 hectares, is reserved for specific tourism and recreation uses.

The core tourist attraction will be the Hong Kong Disneyland at Penny's Bay, with a total area of about 118 hectares to be developed into a world-class international theme park.

The coastal area to the south is designated for hotel uses, whereas a water recreation centre of 31.79 hectares with a large artificial lake, is proposed to the north-west serving the irrigation purposes for the theme park and provide for public recreation uses.

About 25.53 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community", for public vehicle parks and public transport interchange facilities. "Green Belt" covers 560.73 hectares to conserve existing natural landscape features, scenic areas, ecological character and the visual backdrop to the theme park.

The proposed reclamation areas of 217.67 hectares in Yam O and Ngam Hau Shek east of Tsing Chau Tsai Peninsula are mainly zoned "Undetermined" pending further detailed studies.

The container terminals and container back-up areas to the south are long term reservation pending a detailed study on alternative location of port facilities. The island of Kau Yi Chau is zoned "Conservation Area" to conserve its existing landscape and character.

The approved OZP No. S/I-NEL/6 is now available for public inspection at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Islands District Office and its Mui Wo Sub-office, and the Tsuen Wan District Office.

Copies of the approved OZP are available for sale at the Map Publication Centres of the Survey and Mapping Office in North Point and Yau Ma Tei.

End/Friday, April 14, 2000