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Draft Clear Water Bay Peninsula North Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Clear Water Bay Peninsula North Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Clear Water Bay Peninsula North area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (December 13).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 498 hectares, is located to the immediate east of Tseung Kwan O New Town, separated by the steep slopes of Razor Hill and Sheung Yeung Shan.  It is fronting Ngau Mei Hoi (Port Shelter) in the east and bounded by steep wooded hillslopes in the north, west and south. The general planning intention of the Area is to conserve the undisturbed woodland, long stretch of natural coastline and rural character by protecting the natural landscape, topographical features and ecologically sensitive areas from encroachment by development.  

     The northern part of the Area, comprising the Tai Po Tsai, Silverstrand and Hang Hau Wing Lung Road areas, is characterised by clusters of village houses and low-rise residential developments.  The southern part of the Area, covering Mang Kung Uk, Pan Long Wan and Sheung Yeung, is generally rural and natural in character with villages scattered on foothills and valley floors.  The Plan also covers a small portion of the Clear Water Bay Country Park.

     A large portion of the Area, covering 215.39 hectares, is zoned "Conservation Area" to protect and retain the natural landscape, as well as the ecological or topographical features for conservation, educational and research purposes.  

     A total of 68.32 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" ("G/IC").  Major existing "G/IC" facilities include the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the Hong Kong Adventist College, the Sam Yuk Middle School and a TV uplink and downlink centre.  Two sites near the HKUST are reserved for a private hospital and associated staff quarters respectively.

     About 37.25 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)".  The planning intention is to maintain several areas as low-rise and low-density residential areas, including Silverstrand, Hang Hau Wing Lung Road, and several areas along Clear Water Bay Road, Ah Kung Wan Road and Pak To Avenue.

     A total of 14.53 hectares of land is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" ("CDA"), including about 6.68 hectares near Tai Po Tsai zoned "CDA(1)" for a comprehensive residential development, and 7.85 hectares to the south of the HKUST zoned "CDA(2)" for a comprehensive residential, commercial and residential institution development.

     About 0.27 hectares of land near Silverstrand Beach is zoned "Commercial" and some 39.48 hectares are zoned "Village Type Development" to designate land for development of small houses by indigenous villagers.

     A total of 1.53 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses while about 35.4 hectares, covering mainly hill slopes and wooded areas, are zoned "Green Belt".

     Another 22.43 hectares along the coastal areas are zoned "Coastal Protection Area" to conserve, protect and retain the natural coastlines and the sensitive coastal natural environment where attractive geological features and physical landforms or areas of high landscape, scenic or ecological value are found.

     In addition, an area of 45.33 hectares is zoned "Country Park" which covers the densely vegetated hillslopes in the southern end of the Area.  It is part of the Clear Water Bay Country Park.

     The approved Clear Water Bay Peninsula North OZP No. S/SK-CWBN/6 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 Sai Kung District Office and the Hang Hau Rural Committee.

     Copies of the approved 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 Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, December 13, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:00


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