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Draft Kwun Tong (South) OZP, Draft URA Kwun Tong Town Centre- Main Site DSP and Draft URA Kwun Tong Town Centre- Yuet Wah Street Site DSP approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Kwun Tong (South) Outline Zoning Plan (OZP), the draft Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Kwun Tong Town Centre (KTTC) - Main Site Development Scheme Plan, and the draft URA KTTC - Yuet Wah Street Site Development Scheme Plan (DSP).

     "The approved plans provide a statutory land use framework to guide the development and redevelopment in the Kwun Tong (South) area, and the implementation of the URA KTTC Development Schemes", a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (September 12).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 387 hectares, is located within the Kwun Tong District in East Kowloon.  The Planning Scheme Area can be separated into two main portions.  The portion to the south-west of Kwun Tong Road is a long-established industrial area, i.e. Kwun Tong Business Area (KTBA), which is under transformation to meet the changing needs of the industrial and business sectors, whereas the portion to the north-east of Kwun Tong Road and Lei Yue Mun Road is predominantly occupied by residential developments.

     All the industrial sites in the KTBA have been rezoned to "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") annotated "Business" to encourage the transformation of the area into a business district comprising a mixture of commercial, office and non-polluting industrial uses.  In addition, seven sites in the KTBA are zoned "Commercial (1)" ("C(1)") to provide commercial facilities for the workers.  The "OU(Business)" and "C(1)" zones form part of the "OU" and "Commercial" zonings which take up 46.82 hectares and 1.21 hectares respectively.

     To the north-east of Kwun Tong Road, the URA Development Scheme Area, which comprises two sites, namely the KTTC - Main Site and KTTC -Yuet Wah Street Site, take up 5.06 hectares.  The two sites are rezoned "Comprehensive Development Area (1)" ("CDA(1)") and "CDA(2)" respectively on the approved DSPs which are intended for comprehensive development/redevelopment of the area for residential, Government and/or commercial users with the provision of open space and other community and supporting facilities.

     About 136.10 hectares and 14.46 hectares are zoned "Residential (Group A)" and "Residential (Group B)" respectively.  To cater for local as well as district needs, about 45.43 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community".  About 42.19 hectares are zoned "Open Space" for both active and passive recreational uses.  Some 28.88 hectares are zoned "Green Belt" and the rest of the Planning Scheme Area, about 67.25 hectares, are reserved for road and nullah.

     The approved OZP No. S/K14S/16, DSPs No. S/K14S/URA1/2 and DSP No. S/K14S/URA2/2 are 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 Kowloon District Planning Office, and the Kwun Tong District Office.

     Copies of the approved plans are available for sale at Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei.  The electronic version of the plans can be viewed at the Town Planning Board's website at

Ends/Friday, September 12, 2008
Issued at HKT 15:32


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