Draft Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 17).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 325 hectares, is located in Wong Tai Sin District in East Kowloon. It is bounded by Hammer Hill to the east and southeast, Unicorn Ridge and Temple Hill to the north, Lion Rock to the west, and Kai Tak new development area to the south.

     The predominant land use of the area is residential, with "Residential (Group A)" zoning (about 105.55 hectares) covering major existing and proposed residential developments.

     An area bounded by Lung Cheung Road and Choi Hung Road to the south of MTR Diamond Hill Station is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area". The site occupies a total area of about 7.18 hectares. It is intended to facilitate comprehensive development comprising public housing, commercial facilities, public transport interchange and other Government, institution or community facilities.

     To the west of Rhythm Garden, a site of about 0.93 hectares at King Fuk Street is zoned "Residential (Group E)" for phasing out existing industrial uses through redevelopment (or conversion) for residential use.

     About 13.82 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU"). The major one is the "OU" annotated "Business" zone, which covers the existing industrial area in San Po Kong. It occupies about 10.96 hectares of land and is intended to cater for information technology and telecommunications industries, non-polluting industry, office and other commercial uses.

     About 47.16 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to provide facilities to serve local and district needs. About 28.94 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses. Some 70.43 hectares of land are zoned "Green Belt" and the rest of the Area, about 51.03 hectares, are for major roads and other uses.

     The approved Tsz Wan Shan, Diamond Hill and San Po Kong OZP No. S/K11/27 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 Kowloon District Planning Office and the Wong Tai Sin District Office.

     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 (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, April 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:05