Draft Wang Tau Hom and Tung Tau Outline Zoning Plan amended

     The Town Planning Board today (September 17) announced amendments to the draft Wang Tau Hom and Tung Tau Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
     The amendments mainly involved imposing building height restrictions to guide future development/redevelopment in the Wang Tau Hom and Tung Tau area.  The main objectives are to provide better planning control on new developments and to meet public aspirations for greater certainty and transparency in the statutory planning system.  

     Other major amendments include the designation of non-building areas and building gaps to facilitate air ventilation, rezoning a strip of land at Shek Ku Lung Road Playground and Prince Edward Road East to "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Landscaped Elevated Walkway", to enhance the pedestrian walkway between Tung Tau area with Kai Tak, as well as rezoning the section of Kai Tak Nullah within the planning scheme area to "Open Space (1)" and "Undetermined", pending results of the review of its future use.

     The draft Wang Tau Hom and Tung Tau OZP No. S/K8/20, incorporating the amendments, is now available for public inspection during normal office hours at the secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, Kowloon District Planning Office and Wong Tai Sin District Office.  

     Any person can make written representation in respect of the amendments to the secretary of the Board on or before November 17.  Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft OZP are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei.  The electronic version of the OZP can be viewed at the Board's website at www.info.gov.hk/tpb.

Ends/Friday, September 17, 2010
Issued at HKT 18:35