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Draft Shek Kwu Chau Outline Zoning Plan gazetted

     The Town Planning Board today (April 29) announced the publication of the draft Shek Kwu Chau Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     The planning scheme area covers about 150 hectares, including Shek Kwu Chau island and a proposed artificial island to be formed by reclamation to its southwest.

     About 15.58 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community".   Major existing facilities include hostels, workshops, hospital, reservoirs and ancillary facilities of a voluntary drug treatment and rehabilitation centre as well as an anti-drug education centre operated by the Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers.

     About 15.71 hectares of land will be an artificial island formed by reclamation. Of this, about 13.65 hectares are zoned "Other Specified Use" ("OU") annotated "Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF)" to designate land for waste treatment facilities while another 2.06 hectares are zoned "OU" annotated "Breakwater".

     About 89.64 hectares are zoned "Conservation Area" to protect and retain the existing natural landscape, ecological or topographical features for conservation, educational and research purposes.  

     In addition, about 13.35 hectares are zoned "Coastal Protection Area" to conserve, protect and retain the natural coastlines and the sensitive coastal natural environment, with a minimum of built development.

     The draft OZP will be 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, the Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, Islands District Offices, Cheung Chau Rural Committee and South Lantau Rural Committee.

     Any person may make written representations in respect of the draft plan to the Secretary of the Town Planning Board on or before June 29.  Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft 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 at the Town Planning Board's website at

Ends/Friday, April 29, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:49


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