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Draft Yi O Development Permission Area Plan approved

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

     "The approved DPA Plan provides planning guidance and facilitates development control within the Yi O 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 (October 18).

     The planning scheme area, covering a total area of about 23.34 hectares and surrounded by the Lantau North and Lantau South Country Parks, is one of the sea bays along the south-western coast of Lantau Island.

     The general planning intention of the Area is to protect its high conservation and landscape value and the rural settings which complement the overall natural character and the landscape beauty of the surrounding Country Parks. The planning intention is also to reflect the existing recognised village of Yi O.

     About 0.19 hectares of the Area is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect the existing recognised village. The remaining 23.15 hectares of the Area is designated as "Unspecified Use", pending detailed analysis and studies to establish the appropriate land uses in the course of preparing an OZP.

     The approved Yi O DPA Plan No. DPA/I-YO/2 is now 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 Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Islands District Office and the Tai O Rural Committee.

     Copies of the approved DPA Plan are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. The electronic version of the DPA Plan can be viewed on the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, October 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:00


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