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Draft Tseung Kwan O Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Tseung Kwan O Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Tseung Kwan O New Town area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 27).

     The planning scheme area covers about 1,727 hectares. It is bounded by Clear Water Bay Peninsula to the east, Junk Bay to the south, Lam Tin and Sau Mau Ping areas to the west, and Tseng Lan Shue and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to the north.

     Two sites with a total area of about 39 hectares are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area". The site in Area 86 is intended for comprehensive development including an MTR depot, a MTR station, associated property development and supporting community facilities. Another site which covers the existing film studio in Area 92 is intended for comprehensive redevelopment for low-density residential use.

     About 20 hectares of land, which include sites in the town centre and district centres where accessibility is enhanced by the MTR Tseung Kwan O Extension, are zoned "Commercial/Residential".

     About 145 hectares of land are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential developments. Areas totalling about 4.49 hectares are zoned "Residential (Group B)" for medium-density housing development while another 0.66 hectare of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" for low-rise residential developments. The "Residential (Group E)" zone, with an area of about 4 hectares, is intended to phase out the existing industrial uses through redevelopment (or conversion) for residential use on application to the Board.

     About 142 hectares of land are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to provide a wide range of facilities for the residents. About 192 hectares of land are zoned "Open Space" and another 66 hectares are zoned "Recreation" for active and/or passive recreational uses. The landfill sites in Areas 101 and 137 are zoned "Open Space (2)" to reflect the long-term planning intention of open space use of the landfill sites after the decommissioning and restoration of the landfill, while permitting landfill use in the interim.

     The foothills at the fringe of the new town, covering about 759 hectares, are zoned "Green Belt" to preserve existing topography and natural vegetation.

     The approved Tseung Kwan O OZP No. S/TKO/20 is now available for public inspection at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters of the Planning Department in North Point and Sha Tin, the Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office and the Sai Kung District Office.

     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 at the Board's website (

Ends/Friday, April 27, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:00


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