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Draft Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 15).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 146 hectares, is bounded by Hill Road to the west, Bonham Road and Caine Road to the south, Jubilee Street, Pottinger Street, D'Aguilar Street and Glenealy to the east, and the harbourfront to the north.

     About 21 hectares of land is zoned "Commercial". It covers an area bounded by Connaught Road Central to the north, Centre Street to the west, Des Voeux Road West, Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road to the south, and the Central District to the east, which is an extension to the Central Business District.

     About 39 hectares, covering the established residential neighbourhoods, are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential development. The area is bounded by Connaught Road West and Des Voeux Road West to the north, Centre Street to the east, Queen's Road Central and Hollywood Road to the northeast and Caine Road and Bonham Road to the south.   About 0.29 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" for residential developments subject to specific plot ratio and building height restrictions to address problems of loading/unloading, limited emergency vehicular access and fire safety concerns.

     A total of 13.31 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" while another 13.25 hectares are zoned "Open Space" to serve the needs of local residents and the general public.

     Sites allocated for various specific uses are zoned "Other Specified Uses", which covers about 13 hectares. The area included historical sites preserved for commercial, cultural and recreational uses, namely the Western Market, the Central Police Station Compound, and the former Police Married Quarters site at Hollywood Road.

     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 views to the ridgelines. Requirements on provision of non-building area, building gap and setback are also included in the OZP to facilitate ventilation and footpath and/or street widening.

     The approved Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan OZP No. S/H3/25 is now 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 Hong Kong District Planning Office and the Central and Western District Office.

     Copies of the approved plan 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 on the Board's website (

Ends/Friday, April 15, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:16


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