Approved Wan Chai Outline Zoning Plan amended

     The Town Planning Board today (September 24) announced amendments to the approved Wan Chai Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     The amendments mainly involved imposing building height restrictions to provide better planning control on developments/redevelopments and meet public aspirations for a better living environment.

     Other amendments included rezoning "Commercial/Residential" sites to "Commercial", "Residential (Group A)" and "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Mixed Use"; rezoning a number of sites to reflect the completed developments; and designating non-building areas and setback requirements to facilitate air ventilation.

     The draft Wan Chai OZP No. S/H5/26, incorporating the amendments, 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, Hong Kong District Planning Office and Wan Chai District Office.

     Any person may make written representation in respect of the amendments to the Secretary of the Board on or before November 24.  Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft Wan Chai OZP No. S/H5/26 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

Ends/Friday, September 24, 2010
Issued at HKT 15:02