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Draft Quarry Bay Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

      "The approved OZP will establish a statutory land use framework to guide the development and redevelopment in the Quarry Bay area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (September 17).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 207 hectares of land, is bounded by Victoria Harbour to the north and Tai Tam Country Park to the south. To the east is Lei King Wan and to the west are private buildings on Hoi Chak Street, Java Road and Mansion Street.

     About 8.66 hectares are zoned "Commercial", which includes existing commercial developments at Taikoo Wan Road, Taikoo Shing Road, Kornhill Road and Hoi Chak Street. The residential/commercial buildings at Pan Hoi Street and Tong Chong Street and the industrial buildings on Westlands Road and Shipyard Lane are under this zoning to encourage redevelopment into uses that would be more compatible with the surrounding neighbourhood.  

     About 2.23 hectares, covering Taikoo Place, are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" for comprehensive development/redevelopment of the area for commercial uses with provision of open space and other supporting facilities.

     About 30.77 hectares are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential developments which includes Taikoo Shing, Kornhill, Lei King Wan and other residential developments along King's Road, Greig Road, Yau Man Street and Mount Parker Road. The public housing for the elderly and small households at the junction of Tai Hong Street and Lei King Road are also included in this zone.

     About 7.26 hectares are zoned "Residential (Group B)". This includes residential developments, at the uphill portion of Kornhill along Hong Shing Street, Nam Fung Sun Chuen, Mount Parker Lodge, The Orchards, Sai Wan Terrace and The Floridian.

     About 11.16 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" ("GIC") for the provision of "GIC" facilities to serve the needs of the residents.  

     About 23.18 hectares are zoned "Open Space" to provide outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses. This includes Quarry Bay Park and a waterfront promenade along Hoi Yu Street.  

     A total of about 3.93 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU"). It covers sites designated for the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Quarry Bay Station Concourse, a petrol filling station, the Eastern Harbour Crossing Ventilation Building, a gas pigging station on the waterfront of Hoi Yu Street, two marine fuelling stations and two piers in Lei King Wan. An "OU (Residential cum Public Transport Terminus, Commercial and Community Facilities)" zone in Lei King Wan has been developed for residential purpose incorporating a public transport interchange, public car-parking and government facilities. Two "OU" sites along Hoi Yu Street waterfront are reserved for cultural, commercial, leisure and tourism related uses.
     Part of Tai Tam Country Park (Quarry Bay Extension), covering about 67.34 hectares, is zoned "Country Park". About 15.38 hectares along Mount Parker Road, Hong On Street, Hong Yue Street and King's Road are zoned "Green Belt".

     Building height restrictions are incorporated into the OZP to provide better planning control on future development/redevelopment, to prevent excessively tall or out-of-context buildings and to preserve the existing views to the ridgelines.

     The approved Quarry Bay OZP No. S/H21/28 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 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 Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, September 17, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:59


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