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Draft Ho Man Tin Outline Zoning Plan approved

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

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Ho Man Tin area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (September 18).

     The planning scheme area of the Ho Man Tin OZP, covering about 210 hectares of land, is located in central Kowloon within the Kowloon City Administration District. It is bounded by Boundary Street to the north, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) East Rail Line and Princess Margaret Road to the west, Chatham Road North to the south, and Lomond Road, Tin Kwong Road, the eastern slopes of Ho Man Tin Hill and Shun Yung Street to the east.

     The area has been substantially developed and forms part of the existing urban areas of Kowloon. An existing commercial/office building to the north of Argyle Street is zoned "Commercial" (0.21 hectares).

     Residential developments are the predominant land uses within the Ho Man Tin OZP. About 35.09 hectares of land covering nearly all the existing high-density public and private residential developments in the area are zoned "Residential (Group A)". Existing public housing developments including Oi Man Estate, Ho Man Tin Estate, Sheung Lok Estate and Chun Man Court are mainly located in the central and southern part of the area. Medium-density and low-density private residential developments are mainly located along Boundary Street, Prince Edward Road West, Argyle Street and Kadoorie Avenue in the northern part of the area, and are zoned "Residential (Group B)" (34.21 hectares) and "Residential (Group C)" (11.97 hectares) respectively.

     To serve the needs of the local and district population, about 71.94 hectares of land are zoned "Government, Institution or Community". Examples of the major existing facilities are Kowloon Hospital, the Kowloon Rehabilitation Centre, the Hospital Authority's Headquarters, the Argyle Street Jockey Club School Dental Clinic and the Hong Kong Eye Hospital. Major planned government, institution and community facilities include the proposed campuses of the Open University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. About 10.73 hectares of land are zoned "Open Space" for active and passive recreational uses.

     About 0.39 hectares of land are zoned "Other Specified Uses" for the existing petrol filling stations and a planned MTR station entrance of Ho Man Tin Station. Slopes along the south-eastern boundary of the area are zoned "Green Belt" (7.54 hectares).

     The approved Ho Man Tin OZP No. S/K7/24 is 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 Kowloon City 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 at the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, September 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:01


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