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Draft Tsing Yi Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Tsing Yi area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 30).

     The planning scheme area, with an area of about 1,067 hectares, covers the entire Tsing Yi Island.

     A site of about 2.5 hectares is zoned "Commercial" for commercial developments, and designated for hotel and commercial development to function as an environmental buffer to screen off glare and noise from Container Terminal No. 9 (CT9).

     About 98.88 hectares of land are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential development.  This zoning covers most of the existing private and public residential developments in the area. About 2.89 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group B)" covering a medium-density residential development at Liu To.

     About 17.25 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development". Except for St Paul's and Fisherman Villages in Area 2 and Lutheran Village in Area 4, all the villages in Tsing Yi are to resite village houses affected by Government projects.

     About 147.87 hectares of land is zoned "Industrial". Industrial land along the southern and western coast has been developed for dockyards, boatyards and oil depots which require direct marine access, and there are chemical industries in the southern part of Tsing Yi.

     About 43.71 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" for the provision of a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of Tsing Yi residents. About 47.61 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for the provision of outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses.

     About 179.97 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" (OU) for specific uses including mainly the CT-9 development and back-up areas, and land reserved for container-related uses, marine-related uses, boatyards and marine-oriented industrial uses, recreation and tourism related development and a viewing platform for the Lantau Link.  It also includes the OU annotated "Business" zone at the Tsing Yi Industrial Area, a chemical wastes treatment facility, a cement plant, a sewage treatment plant, petrol filling stations, and ventilation building for the Airport Railway.

     About 422.78 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt" and mainly covers steep hillsides not suitable for urban development. It also serves the purpose of protecting the existing ridgeline, which provides physical barriers separating the oil depots in the south and west of Tsing Yi from residential developments in the north-east.

     About 1.05 hectares of land is zoned "Site of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI) which covers the South Tsing Yi SSSI. It is a steep slope of woodland harbouring a population of Hong Kong croton which is endemic to Hong Kong.

     The approved Tsing Yi OZP No. S/TY/26 is available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office and the Kwai Tsing District Office.

     Copies of the approved OZP are available for sale at 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/Thursday, April 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:01


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