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Draft Tung A and Pak A Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Tung A and Pak A Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Tung A and Pak A area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board (the Board) said today (June 12).

     The planning scheme area, covering a total area of about 20.41 hectares, comprises three areas, namely Tung A, Pak A and Chau Tsai. Tung A and Pak A are completely encircled by Sai Kung East Country Park (SKECP), whilst Chau Tsai is a small island which links up with Pak A by a sand bar during low tide. The area falls within a greater area named High Island and is located at the southern coast of the Sai Kung peninsula.

     The general planning intention for the area is to protect its high landscape value which complements the overall naturalness and the landscape beauty of the surrounding SKECP, to reflect existing recognised villages and the fishermen settlement, and to protect the natural habitats from the conservation perspective.

     About 0.01 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" to reflect a low-rise, low-density residential development approved by the Board at Chau Tsai.

     A total of 3.45 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development" to reflect the existing recognised villages of Tung A and Pak A and provide land considered suitable for village expansion.

     Three sites of about 0.27 hectares in total area are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" to reflect the existing Tin Hau Temple, a village office and a government refuse collection point and to reserve a vacant primary school site for future use by the Government and/or a social welfare organisation.

     About 0.51 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" to reflect two existing sandy beaches as well as the sitting out area, public toilet and pavilion adjoining the beach. The open area abutting Tin Hau Temple which is used for celebration and as a gathering place for locals and visitors during festival days is also zoned "Open Space".

     About 0.11 hectare of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Pier" to reflect the existing piers that serve the local area.

     A total of 13.46 hectares of land covering the wooded slopes at the periphery of Tung A and Pak A is zoned "Green Belt" to provide a green buffer between village developments and the surrounding country park.

     A total of 2.6 hectares of land is zoned "Coastal Protection Area" to protect and retain the coastlines and the sensitive coastal environment, including attractive geological features, physical landforms or areas of high landscape, scenic or ecological significance, with a minimum of built development. The entire coastal fringe of Chau Tsai and the rocky/sandy shore of Tung A and Pak A are included within this zone.

     The approved Tung A and Pak A OZP No. S/SK-TA/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 Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Sai Kung District Office, and the Sai Kung 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 plan can be viewed at the Board's website (

Ends/Friday, June 12, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:01


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