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Draft Tuen Mun Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Tuen Mun area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (May 20).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 2,244 hectares of land, is located at the head of Castle Peak Bay in the North West New Territories. It is bounded by the ridges of Castle Peak to the west, Lam Tei Interchange of Castle Peak Road to the north and Tai Lam Country Park to the east. To the southeast the Area extends to Siu Lam Interchange of Tuen Mun Road, while to the southwest it extends to Tap Shek Kok.

     About 262.9 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential developments. Some 126.2 hectares of land mainly located at the periphery of the new town is zoned "Residential (Group B)" for medium-density residential developments. Some 1.4 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" for low-rise, low-density residential developments. About 2.4 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group E)". A total of 88.8 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development", which consists of existing villages and land for their expansion.

     Some 22.2 hectares of land is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" (CDA). Four CDA sites have been designated in Areas 52, 55, 56 and 59, which are intended for comprehensive development of medium density residential development.  

     Some 52.9 hectares of land is zoned "Industrial", which is intended for general industrial uses, information technology and telecommunications industries. About 0.5 hectare of land is zoned "Commercial" for commercial developments serving the immediate neighbourhood.

     Some 336.9 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses", mainly covering land for special uses such as Light Rail Transit terminus and associated comprehensive development, public recreation and sports centre, and also special industries.

     To cater for local, district and territory needs, about 250.9 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community". In addition, some 114.4 hectares of land is designated as "Open Space" to provide land for both active and passive recreational uses.

     The "Green Belt" zone, with an area of 749.2 hectares, serves to define the limits of urban and suburban development areas with natural features and to contain urban sprawl as well as to provide passive recreational outlets.

     The approved Tuen Mun OZP No S/TM/28 is available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters of Planning Department in North Point and Sha Tin, the Tuen Mun and Yuen Long District Planning Office, the Tuen Mun District Office and the Tuen Mun 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 on the Town Planning Board's website at

Ends/Friday, May 20, 2011
Issued at HKT 18:41


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