Draft Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (January 22).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering an area of about 325 hectares, is located in Wong Tai Sin District in East Kowloon. It is bounded by Hammer Hill to the east and southeast, Unicorn Ridge and Temple Hill to the north, Lion Rock to the west, and Kai Tak new development area to the south.
     The predominant land use of the area is residential, with "Residential (Group A)" zoning (about 105.55 hectares) covering major existing and proposed residential developments.

     An area bounded by Lung Cheung Road and Choi Hung Road to the south of MTR Diamond Hill Station is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area". The site occupied a total area of about 7.18 hectares. It is intended to facilitate comprehensive development comprising public housing, commercial facilities, schools and other government, institution or community facilities.

     To the west of Rhythm Garden, a site of about 0.93 hectare at King Fuk Street is zoned "Residential (Group E)" for residential use.

     About 13.82 hectares of land are zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU"). The major one is the "OU" annotated "Business" zone which covers the existing industrial area in San Po Kong. It occupied about 10.96 hectares of land and is intended to cater for information technology and telecommunications industries, non-polluting industry, office and other commercial uses.

     About 46.15 hectares of land are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to provide facilities to serve local and district needs. Examples of the major existing facilities are Wong Tai Sin Police Station, Wong Tai Sin Infirmary and Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Wu York Yu Clinic, Chi Lin Nunnery and Home for the Aged, Hong Kong School for the Deaf as well as Wong Tai Sin Temple.

     About 29.95 hectares of land are zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses. Some 70.43 hectares of land are zoned "Green Belt" and the rest of the Area, about 51.03 hectares, are for major roads and other uses.

     The approved Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong OZP No. S/K11/25 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Board's Secretariat, Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, Kowloon District Planning Office and Wong Tai Sin 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 (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, January 22, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:15