Draft Cheung Sheung Development Permission Area Plan Approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Cheung Sheung Development Permission Area (DPA) Plan.

     "The approved DPA Plan provides planning guidance and facilitates development control within the Cheung Sheung area during the period required for detailed analysis of the land use pattern, study of infrastructural provisions and examination of development options for the formulation of an outline zoning plan (OZP)," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (March 20).

     The DPA Plan covers an area of about 18 hectares. The DPA is located at the centre of Sai Kung West Country Park, on an upland plateau about 300m above sea level, surrounded by ridges and spurs.

     The general planning intention for the DPA is to protect its high conservation and landscape value and the rural settings which complement the overall naturalness and landscape beauty of the surrounding country park.

     The entire DPA is designated as "Unspecified Use" primarily for giving statutory protection to the area pending detailed analysis and studies to establish appropriate land uses in the course of preparing an OZP.

     The approved Cheung Sheung DPA Plan No. DPA/NE-CS/2 is now available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the 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 Tai Po District Office and the Sai Kung North Rural Committee.

     Copies of the approved DPA 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 Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, March 20, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:09