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Draft Sha Tin Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Sha Tin Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Sha Tin area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (September 5).

     The planning scheme area covers about 2,777 hectares. Its inner core lies at the bottom of the Sha Tin Valley, which is separated from Kowloon by a range of hills dominated by Lion Rock and Sugar Loaf Peak (Shui Chuen O). Ma On Shan, an extension to Sha Tin New Town, lies to the north-east of the planning scheme area.

     About 984.93 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt" to define the limits of urban and sub-urban development areas by natural features and to contain urban sprawl, as well as to provide passive recreational outlets.

     Other major land use zones include "Residential (Group A)", totalling about 249.27 hectares for high-density residential developments, and "Residential (Group B)" with a total area of 193.39 hectares for medium-density residential developments.

     About 296.7 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community", intended primarily for the provision of Government, institution or community facilities and about 253.97 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" to provide outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses serving the needs of local residents as well as the general public.

     A total area of about 190.3 hectares is zoned "Village Type Development" which is intended to designate both existing recognised villages and areas of land suitable for village expansion.

     About 205.17 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses", mainly for railway station and railway depot development, business, cemetery and columbarium uses.

     The approved Sha Tin OZP No. S/ST/30 is 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 Sha Tin, Tai Po and North District Planning Office; the Sha Tin District Office; and the Sha Tin Rural Committee.

     Copies of the approved 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 on the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, September 5, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00


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