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Approval of the draft Shau Kei Wan Outline Zoning Plan

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Shau Kei Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

      "The approved OZP is to establish a statutory land use framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Shau Kei Wan area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (December 18).

     The Planning Scheme Area of the Shau Kei Wan OZP, covering an area of about 201 hectares, is located in the northeastern part of Hong Kong Island. It is bounded by the Shau Kei Wan Typhoon Shelter to the north and Tai Tam Country Park to the south. To the east is Heng Fa Chuen and to the west are the residential developments of Lei King Wan, Taikoo Shing and Kornhill.

     The area comprises a mixture of commercial and residential uses. Most of the residential developments are zoned "Residential (Group A)", covering an area of about 43 hectares. They include the existing and planned public housing estates, Home Ownership Schemes, Private Sector Participation Schemes, private residential developments at Shau Kei Wan Foothills and the Aldrich Bay reclamation area, and private residential developments to the south of Sai Wan Ho Street and along Shau Kei Wan Road, Mong Lung Street, Shau Kei Wan Main Street East and Chai Wan Road.

     The land intended for comprehensive development/redevelopment for residential use with provision of open space and other supporting facilities is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area", covering an area of about four hectares. It includes the Ming Wa Dai Ha site at A Kung Ngam Road.

     There are various sites allocated for specific uses. They are zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") and cover about 45 hectares. The two largest sites under the "OU" zoning are annotated "Comprehensive Recreational Development Area" which cover the Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village, and the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.

     About 1.5 hectares of land is zoned "OU" annotated "Business" for general business uses. Other "OU" zones are designated for various purposes including residential and commercial uses and community facilities, godown, sewage screening plant and boat building/repair yards.
     A total of about 16 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to serve the local district needs. About 11 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" to provide outdoor open-air space for active and passive recreational uses for the local residents and the general public. Most of the existing open space sites are small sitting-out areas well distributed within the area.  Additional open space sites including a 15-metre wide promenade and three large open space sites are provided in the Aldrich Bay reclamation area. The waterfront promenade and open space to the north of Oi Lai Street have been completed.

     Two portions of the Tai Tam Country Park falling within the area are zoned "Country Park" (about six hectares). Besides, areas of steep terrain or difficult topography covering about 47 hectares, which are not suitable for development, are zoned "Green Belt".

     The building height restrictions are incorporated into the OZP to provide better planning control on future development and redevelopment, to prevent excessively tall or out-of-context buildings, to preserve the character and to respect the key urban design attributes of the area.

     The approved Shau Kei Wan OZP No S/H9/16 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters of the Planning Department, the Hong Kong District Planning Office and the Eastern 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 at the board's website (

Ends/Friday, December 18, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:45


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