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Draft Lamma Island Outline Zoning Plan approved

    The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Lamma Island Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment in the Lamma Island area", a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (June 15).

     The Planning Scheme Area of the OZP, covering about 1,420 hectares, comprises Lamma Island and Luk Chau.  About 80% of the total area is zoned "Conservation Area" (361.6 hectares), "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (340.9 hectares), "Green Belt" (331.7 hectares) and "Coastal Protection Area" (106.4 hectares) to conserve the natural environment and features of special scientific interest.

     A total of 68.4 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development" and reserved for the development of Small House by indigenous villagers in the area.  Some 7.7 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" which is intended for low-rise and low-density developments.

     About two hectares of land in Sok Kwu Wan near the Lamma Quarry is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" to facilitate comprehensive control over the mix, scale and design of the development to blend in with the rural character of the area.

     To cater for the needs of the local population and visitors, 6.1 hectares of land is designated as "Government, Institution or Community" for major government and community facilities, and 7.5 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space".

     A total of 37 hectares of land is zoned "Agriculture" and consists of both actively cultivated and fallow agricultural land. A total of 111.9 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" to reserve sites for special uses.  These include the existing Lamma Power Station, and land reserved for sewage treatment works and a liquefied petroleum gas cylinder store.  The Lamma Quarry site, with an area of 34.3 hectares, is zoned "Undetermined" pending the confirmation of the future land uses.

     The approved Lamma Island OZP No. S/I-LI/9 is now available for public inspection during normal office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Islands District Office and the Lamma Island (South) Rural Committee.

     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 be viewed on the Town Planning Board's website at

Ends/Friday, June 15, 2007
Issued at HKT 14:45


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