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Draft Cheung Sha Wan Outline Zoning Plan approved
     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Cheung Sha Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Cheung Sha Wan area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (December 16).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 328 hectares of land, is located in West Kowloon within Sham Shui Po District.

     About 2.8 hectares of land is zoned "Commercial", which covers the existing commercial developments in the area and two commercial sites at 650 Cheung Sha Wan Road and Cheung Shun Street near Lai Chi Kok Road.

      About 0.3 hectares of land is zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" for comprehensive development/redevelopment for residential use. 

     About 86.4 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential developments, including private residential developments and public housing estates. About 2.7 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group C)" for low- to medium-density residential developments, which covers five existing private residential developments along Tai Po Road and a residential site along Caldecott Road. About 2.2 hectares of land is zoned "Residential (Group E)" for phasing out existing industrial uses through redevelopment or conversion for residential development on application to the Board. Two sites at the junction of Un Chau Street and Wing Lung Street, two sites at the junction of Yee Kuk Street and Fat Tseung Street and a site at the junction of Tonkin Street and Cheung Sha Wan Road are under this zoning.

     About 40.7 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" for the provision of a wide range of government, institution and community facilities. About 26.6 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space" for the provision of outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses. About 50.8 hectares of land, covering mainly the wooded foothills to the north of Ching Cheung Road and Tai Po Road, is zoned "Green Belt" for the conservation of the existing natural environment and to provide additional outlets for passive recreational activities.  
     About 26.2 hectares of land is zoned "Other Specified Uses" for specific purposes/uses including hotel, business, petrol filling station and cemetery.

     Two sites of about 1.1 hectares have been designated as "Urban Renewal Authority Development Scheme Plan (DSP) Areas". The DSP for Lai Chi Kok Road/Kweilin Street and Yee Kuk Street covers an area of about 0.3 hectares while the DSP for Hai Tan Street/Kweilin Street and Pei Ho Street covers an area of about 0.74 hectares.

     The approved Cheung Sha Wan OZP No. S/K5/37 is available for public inspection during office hours at the Secretariat of the Board, the Planning Enquiry Counters in North Point and Sha Tin, the Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office and the Sham Shui Po District Office.

     Copies of the approved plan are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. An electronic version of the plan can be viewed at the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).
Ends/Friday, December 16, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:01
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