Draft Tin Fu Tsai Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Tin Fu Tsai area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (November 14).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 54.5 hectares, falls mainly within Tuen Mun District with minor portions falling within Yuen Long District. It is encircled by the vegetated slopes of Tai Lam Country Park.

     The general planning intention is to conserve the natural habitats, landscape resources and rural and natural character of the Tin Fu Tsai area. Developments which would cause adverse impacts on the water quality and water resources of the water gathering ground are not encouraged.

     About 0.41 hectare of land is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect the existing recognized village. Land within this zone is primarily intended for redevelopment of Small Houses by indigenous villagers.

     About 53.05 hectares of land are 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. This zone also provides a buffer between the areas zoned "Village Type Development" and the Tai Lam Country Park.

     About 1.04 hectares of land are zoned "Conservation Area" to protect and retain the existing natural landscape, ecological or topographical features of the area for conservation, educational and research purposes and to separate sensitive natural environment such as Country Park from the adverse effects of development.

     The approved Tin Fu Tsai OZP No. S/TM-TFT/2 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 Tuen Mun and Yuen Long West District Planning Office, the Tuen Mun District Office, the Yuen Long District Office and the Tuen Mun 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 on the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, November 14, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:00