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Draft Shap Sz Heung Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Shap Sz Heung Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use framework to guide development and redevelopment within the Shap Sz Heung area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (October 16).

     The planning scheme area, covering an area of about 289 hectares, is bounded by Three Fathoms Cove in the north and east, Sai Kung West Country Park in the southeast, and the lower slopes of Ma On Shan and Sai Sha Road in the west. Wong Chuk Yeung, located to the south of the area, is enclosed by Ma On Shan Country Park.

     Three sites near Che Ha, Tseng Tau and Tai Tung Wo Liu Villages, covering 64.48 hectares of land, are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" with a view to developing these sites in a comprehensive manner by integrating recreational development with residential elements. To designate both existing and recognised villages and areas of land considered suitable for village expansion, about 33.71 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development".

     In order to encourage the development of active and/or passive recreation and tourism/eco-tourism, around 2.42 hectares of land at the coastal area of Tseng Tau is zoned "Recreation". To serve the needs of the local residents as well as the general public, a total of 6.25 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" and another 0.76 hectare is zoned "Open Space".

     Two sites of about 57.36 hectares are zoned "Site of Special Scientific Interest" ("SSSI"). They comprise the coastal area near Tseng Tau displaying excellent exposure of folded and faulted sedimentary rocks, and the mangal community and mudflats along the coastal area between Tseng Tau South and Kei Ling Ho Lo Wai. The purpose of the "SSSI" zone is to conserve and protect the features of special scientific interest and to deter human activities or developments. Around 56.67 hectares of land is zoned "Conservation Area" to protect and retain the existing natural landscape, ecological or topographical features of the area for conservation, education and research purposes, and to separate the sensitive natural environment from the adverse effects of development. To conserve, protect and retain the natural coastlines and the sensitive coastal natural environment, around 15.42 hectares of land is zoned "Coastal Protection Area". About 47.32 hectares of land, which consists of wooded slopes and knolls, burial grounds, woodland, natural stream and agricultural land, is zoned "Green Belt".

     The approved Shap Sz Heung OZP No. S/NE-SSH/11 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 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 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 on the Town Planning Board's website (

Ends/Friday, October 16, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:00


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