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Draft Yung Shue O Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Yung Shue O Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     The approved OZP provides a statutory land use framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Yung Shue O area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board (the Board) said today (February 19).

     The planning scheme area, covering a total area of 33.72 hactares, is located at the western end of the Sai Kung Peninsula, with Sai Kung West Country Park (SKWCP) surrounding it on the north, east and south, and Three Fathoms Cove lying to its west.

     The general planning intention of the area is to protect its high conservation and landscape value which complements the overall naturalness and the landscape beauty of the surrounding SKWCP. It is also intended to consolidate village development so as to avoid undesirable disturbances to the natural environment and rural settings in the area.

     About 3.25 hectares of land is zoned "Village Type Development" to designate both the existing recognised village and areas of land considered suitable for village expansion.

     Two sites of about 0.03 hectares in total area are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" primarily for the provision of Government, institution or community (GIC) facilities serving the needs of the local residents and/or a wider district, region or the territory. The major GIC facilities include a sewage pumping station, a permanent flushing toilet and a refuse collection point at the southern part of the area.

     To define the limits of urban and sub-urban development areas by natural features and to contain urban sprawl as well as to provide passive recreational outlets, about 24.51 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt" covering the natural vegetation, woodlands, hilly terrain, shrublands, grasslands, the ecologically important stream and the adjacent river branch, the fallow agricultural land and two pieces of permitted burial grounds.

     About 5.93 hectares of land is zoned "Coastal Protection Area" (CPA) to conserve, protect and retain the natural coastlines and the sensitive coastal natural environment, including attractive geological features, physical landform or area of high landscape and scenic or ecological value, with a minimum of built environment. This zone covers the backshore and coastal areas to protect the natural coastal environment in the area.

     The approved Yung Shue O OZP No. S/NE-YSO/2 is 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 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 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 on the Board's website (

Ends/Friday, February 19, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:09


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