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Draft Ho Man Tin Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Ho Man Tin Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Ho Man Tin area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (July 13).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 210 hectares, is located in central Kowloon. It is bounded by Boundary Street to the north, the Mass Transit Railway East Rail Line and Princess Margaret Road to the west, Chatham Road North to the south, and Lomond Road, Tin Kwong Road, the eastern slopes of Ho Man Tin Hill and Shun Yung Street to the east.

     The Area has been substantially developed and forms part of the existing urban areas of Kowloon. A site (0.21 hectare) located to the north of Argyle Street where a commercial/office building is situated is zoned "Commercial".

     Residential developments are the predominant land uses in the Ho Man Tin OZP. About 35.09 hectares of land covering nearly all the existing high-density public and private residential developments in the area is zoned "Residential (Group A)". Existing public housing developments including Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin Estate, Sheung Lok Estate and Chun Man Court are mainly located in the central and southern part of the area.

     About 33.07 hectares of land in the northern part of the area, is zoned "Residential (Group B)", covering the medium-density private residential developments along Boundary Street, Prince Edward Road West, Argyle Street. Another about 11.97 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)", covering the low-density private residential developments along Kadoorie Avenue.

     Measuring 0.43 hectare, the former Ho Man Tin Police Quarter site to the north of the Kowloon City District Police Headquarter is zoned "Residential (Group E)". Approval has been given by the Town Planning Board to develop the site as a campus of the Open University of Hong Kong.

     To serve the needs of the local and district population, about 70.29 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community". Examples of the major existing facilities are the Kowloon Hospital, the Jockey Club Kowloon Rehabilitation Centre, the Hospital Authority's Headquarters, the Argyle Street Jockey Club School Dental Clinic and the Hong Kong Eye Hospital. About 13.08 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses.

     About 0.39 hectare of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" for the existing petrol filling stations and a kerosene store. In addition, slopes along the south-eastern boundary of the area are zoned "Green Belt", covering 7.54 hectares.

     The approved Ho Man Tin OZP No. S/K7/22 is available for public inspection during 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 Kowloon District Planning Office and the Kowloon City District Office.

     Copies of the approved OZP are available for sale at 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, July 13, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:31


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