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Draft The Peak Area Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft The Peak Area Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment in the Peak area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (May 20).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 900 hectares of land, is bounded by Stubbs Road to the north and by Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Deep Water Bay Road to the east. Areas to the south and west are mainly hill slopes including the Aberdeen Country Park and the Pok Fu Lam Country Park.

     About 0.5 hectare of land is zoned "Commercial" (C). The sites at the southern end of Guildford Road and 100 Peak Road are designated as "C(1)" and "C(3)" zones respectively. These sites, which accommodate local shops, services, eating places and car parking facilities, serve mainly the local residents. The site at 128 Peak Road (the Peak Tower) is designated as "C(2)" zone. The Peak Tower is a commercial complex cum Peak Tram Terminus with retail shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. It is an important tourist attraction in Hong Kong.  

     About 8.2 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group B)", which is intended primarily for medium-density residential developments. About 82.4 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" for low-rise, low-density residential developments.

     About 14.5 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" for the provision of various Government, institution or community (GIC) facilities to serve the needs of local residents and/or a wider district, region or the territory. This zone covers schools, hospitals, service reservoirs, a police station, a fire station, radio communication stations and other GIC facilities.

     About 12.1 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for the provision of outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses. It covers existing parks, playgrounds and scenic vantage points. The Victoria Peak Garden at Mount Austin Road and the Mount Austin Playground are major open spaces in the area.

     Four sites, covering about 1.8 hectares of land, are zoned "Other Specified Uses". They include two petrol filling stations at Wong Nai Chung Gap Road and Peak Road, the Peak Galleria site at Peak Road and the King Yin Lei site at Stubbs Road.

     About 227.1 hectares of land covering the undeveloped hill slopes in the area is zoned "Green Belt". This zone is primarily for the conservation of the existing natural environment amid the built-up areas and at the urban fringe, to safeguard it from encroachment by urban-type development, and to provide additional outlets for passive recreational activities. About 527.9 hectares of land covering the portion of the Aberdeen Country Park and the Pok Fu Lam Country Park is zoned "Country Park".

     The approved The Peak Area OZP No S/H14/11 is now available for public inspection during normal 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, the Public Enquiry Service Centre of the Central and Western District Office and the Wan Chai 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 at the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, May 20, 2011
Issued at HKT 16:01


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