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Draft Kwu Tung South Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Kwu Tung South area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (January 17).

     The Planning Scheme Area, covering about 525 hectares of land, is bounded by the Hong Kong Golf Club in the east, the Fanling Highway in the north, Ki Lun Shan in the west and Lam Tsuen Country Park in the south. It is mainly rural in character with flat agricultural land intermixed with recognised villages.

     The good agricultural land in the area, covering about 228.9 hectares, is zoned "Agriculture" to retain and safeguard it for agricultural purposes.

     A total of 43.9 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development" to demarcate existing recognised villages and areas suitable for village expansion.

     A site near Kam Tsin Village, a site in Lin Tong Mei Tsoi Yuen and a site in Hang Tau covering about 15.8 hectares of land are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" to encourage comprehensive low-density residential development.

     Some 36.5 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" to reflect the existing and permitted low-density residential development.

     About 45.9 hectares of land is zoned "Recreation" to encourage the development of active and passive recreation and tourism/eco-tourism.

     A total of 3.2 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" to provide active and passive recreational opportunities for the local population.

     About 8.6 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to serve the needs of the local as well as district population.

     Some 134.3 hectares of land, which mainly consists of areas adjacent to Ki Lun Shan (Hadden Hill), Fuk Tsuen Shan (Fir Hill) and Pak Tai To Yan, is zoned "Green Belt" ("GB") to define the limits of urban development, to contain urban sprawl and to provide a passive recreational outlet. There is a general presumption against development within the "GB" zone.

     The approved Kwu Tung South OZP No. S/NE-KTS/14 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 Fanling, Sheung Shui and Yuen Long East District Planning Office; the North District Office; and the Sheung Shui District 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 plan can be viewed at the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, January 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00


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