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Draft Tai Ho Development Permission Area Plan gazetted

     The Town Planning Board today (March 28) announced the publication of the draft Tai Ho Development Permission Area (DPA) Plan.

     The draft Tai Ho DPA Plan covers an area of about 230 hectares comprising about 32 hectares of sea area (Tai Ho Wan) and about 198 hectares of land area. The area mainly consists of Tai Ho Wan, village settlements and the natural vegetated areas including agricultural land, woodlands, shrubland and streams, and several pieces of isolated vegetated upland on the southern side, i.e. Hung Fa Ngan, A Po Long, Wong Kung Tin and a rectangular plot of land to the east of Tin Liu.

     A spokesman for the Town Planning Board said the general planning intention is to conserve the area's rich natural landscape resources and high conservation and scientific value in safeguarding the natural habitat and natural system of the wider area, and to reflect the existing recognised villages and rural settlements.

     About 1.27 hectares of the land area is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect the existing clusters of the recognised village in the area. Tai Ho Stream, its estuary and the lower and middle reaches of the three major tributaries covering an area of about 4.64 hectares is zoned "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI) to reflect its SSSI designation and to conserve and protect features of special scientific interest. About 192.49 hectares of land 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 Tai Ho 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 Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Islands District Office and the Mui Wo Rural Committee.

     Any person may make representations in respect of the draft plan to the Secretary of the Town Planning Board on or before May 28.

     Copies of the draft plan 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, March 28, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:01


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