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Draft Kowloon Tong Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Kowloon Tong area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (December 18).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 238 hectares of land, is located in Central Kowloon within the Kowloon City District.

     The area is characterised by low to medium-rise, low-density residential developments and a number of institutional and community uses. A total of about 74.99 hectares of land, covering most lots in the area, is zoned "Residential (Group C)" subject to specific plot ratio and building height controls to preserve the special character and amenity of the neighbourhood, and to prevent excessive development and redevelopment in areas with limited road access.   

     A site at Inverness Road zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" (about 1.22 hectares) is intended to be redeveloped comprehensively for residential use with a non-standard school.

     A site (about 0.25 hectares) located at the junction of Junction Road and Kam Shing Road is zoned "Commercial" and developed with eating places, shop and services facilities and offices to meet local needs.

     To serve the needs of the local residents as well as the general public, about 40.67 hectares of land are zoned "Government, Institution or Community". Examples of the major existing facilities are Hong Kong Baptist University, Baptist Hospital, Radio Television Hong Kong, and a number of primary and secondary schools.

     About 31.12 hectares of land are zoned "Open Space", covering the existing Kowloon Tsai Park, Junction Road Park and Lok Fu Park as well as the proposed open space sites at Inverness Road and Beacon Hill.

     In addition, about 11.76 hectares of land are zoned "Other Specified Uses" for an existing petrol filling station, the Military Camp and two private clubs. Steep hillsides and hillslopes in the Area are zoned "Green Belt" (about 40.61 hectares) for the conservation of the existing natural environment.

     The approved Kowloon Tong OZP No S/K18/16 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Kowloon District Planning Office, and the Kowloon City District Office.

     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 from the board's website (

Ends/Friday, December 18, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:01


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