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Draft Pak Lap Development Permission Area Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Pak Lap Development Permission Area (DPA) Plan.

     "The approved DPA Plan is to provide planning guidance and to facilitate development control within the Pak Lap area during the period required for detailed analysis of the land use pattern, study of infrastructural provisions and examination of development options for the formulation of an outline zoning plan (OZP)," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (October 14).

     The Planning Scheme Area, which comprises about 6.8 hectares is completely encircled by the Sai Kung East Country Park.  There are mountain ranges to its east, north and west.  To the south of the Area is scenic coastline, including the beach of Pak Lap Wan which has also been designated as part of the Sai Kung East Country Park.  The Area is characterised by a rural and countryside ambience, comprising mainly village houses, shrubland, woodland, grassland, fallow agricultural land and streamcourses.    
     The whole Area is designated as "Unspecified Use".  This land use designation is primarily intended to give statutory protection to the Area subject to further studies.  Under this land use designation, apart from the "Agricultural Use" and some uses which are always permitted under the covering Notes of the Plan, all uses and developments will require planning permission from the Board.  Additionally, if diversion of stream, land filling/excavation or pond filling is required for the always-permitted uses (except the public works implemented and co-ordinated by the Government), permission from the Board will be required.  This control will help properly regulate and control the existing topography and natural vegetation.

     The approved Pak Lap DPA Plan No. DPA/SK-PL/2 is now available for public inspection during normal office hours at the Secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, Sai Kung District Office, and Sai Kung Rural Committee.

     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 Town Planning Board's website at

Ends/Friday, October 14, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:46


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