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Draft URA Prince Edward Road West/Yuen Ngai Street Development Scheme Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Urban Renewal Authority (URA) Prince Edward Road West/Yuen Ngai Street Development Scheme Plan (DSP).

      "The approved DSP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the implementation of the URA Prince Edward Road West/Yuen Ngai Street Development Scheme," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (March 12).

     The Development Scheme Area, covering about 1,440 square metres, comprises 10 pre-war verandah-type shophouses at Nos. 190-204 and Nos. 210-212 Prince Edward Road West.  The Scheme boundary also includes the portion of public footpath over which the existing verandahs of the pre-war shophouses extend.

     The area is zoned "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Shophouses for Commercial and/or Cultural Uses" which is intended for preservation and adaptive re-use of the shophouses for commercial and/or cultural uses to serve the needs of the public.  

     In order to maintain adequate planning control over the development intensity, the maximum building height of the area is restricted to four storeys or the height of the existing building, whichever is the greater.  

     Any new development, except alteration and/or modification to an existing building and new structure(s) for facilities that are ancillary and directly related to the always permitted uses, will require planning permission from the Board.  The ancillary essential facilities which will be permitted as of right include lifts and means of escape facilities.

     The approved DSP No. S/K3/URA2/2 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 District Office.

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

Ends/Friday, March 12, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:31


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