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Draft Wan Chai Outline Zoning Plan amended

     The Town Planning Board today (August 3) announced amendments to the draft Wan Chai Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     The amendments mainly involve revision of building height (BH) restrictions for three "Government, Institution or Community" ("G/IC") sites at 271 Queen's Road East, 77 Spring Garden Lane and 15 Hennessy Road; rezoning of the sites at 99 Kennedy Road and 269 Queen's Road East from "G/IC" to "Residential (Group E)" ("R(E)") and revision of the stipulated maximum BH; and rezoning of the terraces and the stepped streets in Sau Wa Fong area, St. Francis Street, St. Francis Yard and Kwong Ming Street from "Residential (Group A)", "Residential (Group C)" ("R(C)"), "G/IC" and "Open Space" to area shown as "Road" on the OZP.

     Other amendments include revision to the planning intention in the Notes for the "R(C)" zone, replacement of the relaxation clause for plot ratio and BH restrictions in the Remarks of the Notes for the "R(C)" zone with a minor relaxation clause for such restrictions, incorporation of a set of Notes for the "R(E)" zone, and incorporation of requirements for a covered open space and minimum setback for the site at 271 Queen's Road East, as well as requirement of minimum setback for the site at 77 Spring Garden Lane in the Remarks of the Notes for the "G/IC" zone.

     The draft Wan Chai OZP No. S/H5/27, incorporating the amendments, is now available for public inspection during office hours at the secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Hong Kong District Planning Office and the Wan Chai District Office.

     Any person may make written representation in respect of the amendments to the Secretary of the Board on or before October 3.  Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft OZP are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei.  The electronic version of the OZP can be viewed at the Board's website at .

Ends/Friday, August 3, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:30


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