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Draft South West Kowloon Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

      "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the South West Kowloon area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (March 12).

     The OZP covers a total area of about 402 hectares, including 332 hectares of land and 70 hectares of typhoon shelter.  

     An area of about four hectares is zoned "Commercial" ("C") for commercial developments.  This zoning covers two sites adjacent to the Airport Railway Olympic Station, namely the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Centre bounded by Sham Mong Road, Pok Man Street and Hoi King Street which is zoned "C(1)", and the Olympian City One and Bank of China Centre on Hoi Fan Road which is zoned "C(2)".

     About 25 hectares of land is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" ("CDA") for comprehensive development/redevelopment for residential and/or commercial uses with the provision of open space and other supporting facilities.  This zoning is to facilitate appropriate planning control over the development mix, scale, design and layout of development, taking into account environmental, traffic, infrastructure and other constraints.  It covers the Airport Railway Kowloon Station site and three sites between Yen Chow Street West and Hing Wah Street West, including the West Rail Line Nam Cheong Station site, a site to its west along Sham Mong Road, and a site at the junction of Sham Mong Road and Fat Tseung Street West.  In addition, a site of about six hectares, which is bounded by Lin Cheung Road, Jordan Road, Road D1 and Austin Road West is zoned "CDA(1)" to facilitate proposed development of the West Kowloon Terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL).

     The "Residential (Group A)" ("R(A)") zoning covers about 48 hectares for high-density residential developments.  These "R(A)" zones are further divided into 10 sub-zones, each with its own development restrictions as stipulated in the Notes of the OZP.  Most of the "R(A)" sites have been developed, with the exception of sites at Hoi Fai Road, junction of Cherry Street and Hoi Wang Road, junction of Hoi Wang Road and Yan Cheung Road, and to the east of Road D1 between Jordan Road and Austin Road West.

     A site of about two hectares at Yen Chow Street West is zoned "Industrial" which has been developed for godown and open storage uses.

     The "Government, Institution or Community" zone, covering about 30 hectares of land, is intended to provide government, institution and community (GIC) facilities to serve the needs of local residents and, where appropriate, those in the adjoining districts.  Major GIC uses include Government depots, markets, public carparks, clinics, police stations, social welfare facilities, schools, indoor recreation centres, a magistracy, electricity sub-stations, telephone exchanges, pumping stations, traction sub-station, and a gas pigging station.

     About 23 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" ("O") to provide outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses.  Major open spaces include Nam Cheong Park and Cherry Street Park, as well as the planned open space to the north of Kowloon Station.  Moreover, a site (about four hectares) to the north-east of Airport Railway Kowloon Station across Jordan Road is zoned "O(1)" to facilitate an integrated development comprising public open space, a public transport interchange, Mass Transit Railway vent shaft, and public utility installation in relation to the XRL terminus.

     About 79 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU").  This zone covers a site of about 40 hectares for the development of West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD).  A development plan for the WKCD will be prepared by the WKCD Authority in accordance with the development parameters stipulated on the OZP.  The zoning also covers other ¡§OU¡¨ sites such as Western Harbour Crossing Toll Plaza, Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Market Complexes Phases I and II, and Yau Ma Tei Public Cargo Working Area.

     The approved South West Kowloon OZP No. S/K20/24 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, Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office, and Yau Tsim Mong and Sham Shui Po District Offices.

     Copies of the approved plan are available for sale at the 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, March 12, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:20


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