Draft Chuen Lung and Ha Fa Shan Development Permission Area Plan gazetted

     The Town Planning Board today (December 20) announced the publication of the Draft Chuen Lung and Ha Fa Shan Development Permission Area (DPA) Plan.

     The draft DPA Plan covers about 209.95 hectares. The DPA, located at the north-western fringe of Tsuen Wan New Town, mainly comprises the stream valleys surrounding Chuen Lung and the upper foothills around Ha Fa Shan to the south of Tai Lam Country Park. Traversed by Route Twisk, the DPA is bounded to the east by Tai Mo Shan Country Park and to the west by Tai Lam Country Park.

     A spokesman for the Town Planning Board said the general planning intention for the DPA is to protect the natural habitats and the rural landscape which complement the overall natural environment and the landscape beauty of the surrounding Tai Lam Country Park and Tai Mo Shan Country Park, and to prevent haphazard development in the DPA. The planning intention is also to reflect the existing recognised Chuen Lung Village.

     About 2.79 hectares of the area is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect the existing recognised village and to provide land considered suitable for village expansion. The remaining 207.16 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 Outline Zoning Plan.

     The Draft Chuen Lung and Ha Fa Shan DPA Plan 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 Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office, the Tsuen Wan District Office and the Tsuen Wan Rural Committee.

     Any person may make written representation in respect of the draft plan to the Secretary of the Town Planning Board on or before February 20, 2014.

     Copies of the draft DPA Plan are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. The electronic version of the draft DPA Plan can be viewed at the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, December 20, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:01