Draft Hung Hom Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Hung Hom area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (October 15).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 145 hectares, is located in the south-eastern part of Kowloon Peninsula.  It is bounded by Ngan Hon Street to the north; Chatham Road North and the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) East Rail Line and its Hung Hom Station to the west; Kowloon Bay to the east; and Victoria Harbour to the south.

     About 6.39 hectares of land is zoned "Commercial". It covers existing commercial developments including Hung Hom Commercial Centre, Peninsula Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Harbourfront and Harbour Plaza, and proposed commercial developments at Cheong Tung Road and on Hung Hom Bay Reclamation Area.

     About 22.08 hectares are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area", covering Whampoa Garden, sites at Hung Luen Road and at the junction of Cheong Hang Road and Winslow Street.

     About 27.12 hectares, covering nearly all existing residential developments in Hung Hom as well as the residential sites on Hung Hom Bay Reclamation Area, are zoned "Residential (Group A)".  Royal Peninsula and Laguna Verde, covering about 6.63 hectares of land, are zoned "Residential (Group B)".

     About 15.23 hectares is zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") for specific uses such as funeral parlour/depot, public mortuary, MTR freight yard, ferry piers, sewage treatment plant and a hotel development at Wuhu Street.  About 7.38 hectares under the "OU" zoning is intended for "Business" uses where a mix of non-polluting industrial, office and other commercial uses are permitted as of right.

     About 12.75 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community". Major existing facilities included the fire station at Fat Kwong Street, the clinic at Station Lane, Tai Wan Shan swimming pool complex, and the market complex at the junction of Ma Tau Wai Road and Dyer Avenue.  Major proposed facilities include Government buildings at Chatham Road North and Bailey Street and a number of schools.

     About 13.40 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses while about 41.6 hectares are for major roads and other uses.

     The approved Hung Hom OZP No. S/K9/24 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, Kowloon District Planning Office, Kowloon City District Office and Yau Tsim Mong District Office.

     Copies of the approved OZP 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 www.info.gov.hk/tpb.

Ends/Friday, October 15, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:19