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Draft Kwun Tong (South) Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Kwun Tong (South) Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Kwun Tong (South) area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (June 14).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 387 hectares, is located within Kwun Tong District in East Kowloon. The Planning Scheme Area can be separated into two main portions in terms of land use. The portion to the south-west of Kwun Tong Road is a long-established industrial area, i.e. Kwun Tong Business Area (KTBA), which is under transformation to meet the changing needs of the industrial and business sectors, whereas the portion to the north-east of Kwun Tong Road and Lei Yue Mun Road is predominantly occupied by residential developments.

     All the industrial sites in the KTBA are zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") annotated "Business" to encourage the transformation of the area into a business district comprising a mixture of commercial, office and non-polluting industrial uses. In addition, seven sites in the KTBA are zoned "Commercial (1)" ("C(1)") to provide commercial facilities for workers. The "OU(Business)" and "C(1)" zones form part of the "OU" and "Commercial" zonings which take up 46.82 hectares and 1.21 hectares respectively.

     To the north-east of Kwun Tong Road, the URA Development Scheme Area, which comprises two sites, namely the Kwun Tong Town Centre (KTTC) - Main Site and the KTTC - Yuet Wah Street Site, takes up about 5.06 hectares. The two sites are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area (1)" ("CDA(1)") and "CDA(2)" respectively on the approved URA Development Scheme Plans which are intended for comprehensive development/redevelopment of the area for residential, government, institution or community and/or commercial uses with the provision of open space and other supporting facilities.

     About 136.37 hectares and 14.46 hectares are zoned "Residential (Group A)" and "Residential (Group B)" respectively. To cater for local as well as district needs, about 45.15 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community". About 42.19 hectares are zoned "Open Space" for both active and passive recreational uses. Some 28.88 hectares are zoned "Green Belt" and the rest of the Planning Scheme Area, about 67.26 hectares, is reserved for road and nullah use.

     The approved Kwun Tong (South) OZP No. S/K14S/18 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 Kwun Tong 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 at the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, June 14, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:00


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