The Chief Executive in Council approved the draft Lai Chi Kok Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
"The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Lai Chi Kok area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (July 18).
The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 91 hectares of land, is located in the north-western part of Kowloon within the Sham Shui Po Administration District.
About 1.3 hectares of land at Po Lun Street is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" to facilitate comprehensive control over the redevelopment of the Lai Chi Kok Bus depot. The development may consist of residential, retail and open space uses.
About 17.9 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group A)" mainly for private and public housing development. Mei Foo Sun Chuen, a private housing estate, and Ching Lai Court, a Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) estate, each contains a wide range of commercial and community facilities. Developments within this zone are subject to specific control on plot ratios as specified in the Notes.
About 22.7 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" (GIC) for provision of various GIC facilities to serve the needs of the Area and, where appropriate, the adjoining areas.
Existing major Government facilities which serve a wider area comprise the Lai Chi Kok Hospital, the Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre, the Po Leung Kuk Practical School, a fire station, a telephone exchange, a swimming pool complex, an indoor games hall, a district library and a bus terminus.
Other planned facilities include a social welfare complex and community hall, a primary school, a regional stadium, Government depots, and public car/lorry parks.
About 20.1 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" comprising the existing open spaces at the Mount Sterling Mall above the Mei Foo Mass Transit Railway Station, near the Butterfly Valley Interchange, and to the north of Lai Chi Kok Bridge, in addition to the Lai Chi Kok Park.
About 1.8 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt" to preserve the existing natural landscape of the slopes area adjoining Ching Cheung Road and Castle Peak Road.
The approved Lai Chi Kok OZP No. S/K16/12 is available for public inspection during normal office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office, Sham Shui Po District Office and Kwai Tsing District Office.
Copies of the approved OZP are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. The electronic version of the plan is viewable from the Town Planning Board's website (http://www.info.gov.hk/tpb).
End/Friday, July 18, 2003