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Draft Fu Tei Au & Sha Ling Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Fu Tei Au and Sha Ling Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

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

     The planning scheme area, covering about 357.7 hectares, is bounded by Man Kam To boundary crossing in the north, Hung Lung Hang in the east, Ng Tung River in the south and Mass Transit Railway (East Rail Line)  in the west. A large part of the area lies within the Closed Area Boundary.

     The general planning intention of the Area is to promote and conserve the rural character through control of urban sprawl, minimisation of flood risk and preservation of agricultural land, and to achieve coherent planning and control of the open storage problem.

     A substantial portion of land, covering about 175.66 hectares, is zoned "Agriculture" to retain and safeguard the good quality agricultural land/farm/fish ponds and fallow arable land with good potential for rehabilitation for agricultural purposes.

     Another major portion of land, covering about 112.5 hectares, are zoned "Green Belt" to promote conservation of the natural environment, to safeguard it from encroachment by urban type development, and to provide additional outlets for passive recreational activities.

     A total of 12.65 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development" to demarcate the two existing recognised villages, namely San Uk Ling Village and Sheung Shui Wa Shan Village, and designate areas suitable for village expansion.

     About 7.19 hectares are zoned "Open Storage" to provide land for appropriate open storage uses.

     A total of 25.39 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" ("G/IC"). Two "G/IC" sites near the Border District Police Headquarters are reserved to meet long-term needs.

     Two sites about 11.35 hectares allocated for specific uses including port back-up uses and poultry slaughtering centre are zoned "Other Specified Uses".

     The approved Fu Tei Au and Sha Ling OZP No. S/NE-FTA/12 is available for public inspection during office hours at the secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters of the Planning Department in North Point and Sha Tin, the Sha Tin, Tai Po and North District Planning Office, the North District Office, Ta Kwu Ling District Rural Committee and Sheung Shui District Rural Committee.

     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 Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, October 15, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:36


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