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Draft Mau Ping Development Permission Area Plan approved

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

     "The approved DPA Plan provides guidance for planning and to facilitate development control within the Mau Ping 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 (July 13).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 45 hectares, is encircled by the Ma On Shan Country Park on all sides. The general planning intention of the Area is to protect its conservation and landscape value which complements the overall beauty of the natural landscape of the surrounding Ma On Shan Country Park. The planning intention is also to reflect the existing recognised villages of Mau Ping and Wong Chuk Shan.

     About 1.25 hectares of the Area is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect existing recognised villages. Land within this zone is primarily intended for development of small houses by indigenous villagers. It is also intended to concentrate village type development within this zone for a more orderly development pattern, efficient use of land and provision of infrastructure and services.

     The remaining 44.01 hectares of the area is designated "Unspecified Use", pending detailed analysis and studies to establish the appropriate land uses in the course of preparing an OZP.

     The approved Mau Ping DPA Plan No. DPA/ST-MP/2 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Sha Tin, Tai Po and North District Planning Office, the Sha Tin District Office and the Sha Tin 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 Board's website at

Ends/Friday, July 13, 2012
Issued at HKT 16:16


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