Draft Tsing Yi Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Tsing Yi Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Tsing Yi area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (February 17).

     The planning scheme area, covering an area of about 1 067 hectares, covers the entire Tsing Yi Island.

     About 2.5 hectares of land are zoned "Commercial" for commercial developments, which may include hotel, office, shop, services, places of entertainment and eating places, to provide commercial services to serve the adjoining developments and the residents of Tsing Yi.

     About 101.17 hectares of land are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential development. This zoning covers most of the existing private and public residential developments in the area. About 2.89 hectares of land are zoned "Residential (Group B)" covering the medium-density residential development at Liu To.
     About 17.25 hectares of land are zoned "Village Type Development". Except for St Paul's and Fisherman Villages in Area 2 and Lutheran Village in Area 4, all the villages in Tsing Yi were resited to village houses after being affected by government projects.

     About 147.87 hectares of land are zoned "Industrial". Industrial land along the southern and western coast has been developed for dockyards, boatyards and oil depots which require direct marine access. In addition, there are chemical industries at the southern part of Tsing Yi.
     About 43.59 hectares of land are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" for the provision of a wide range of facilities to meet the needs of Tsing Yi residents.  

     About 45.48 hectares of land are zoned "Open Space" for the provision of outdoor open-air public space for active and/or passive recreational uses.

     About 179.97 hectares of land are zoned "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") for specific uses including mainly the Container Terminal No. 9 development and back-up areas, and land reserved for container-related uses, marine-related uses, boatyards and marine-oriented industrial uses, recreation and tourism related development and a viewing platform for the Lantau Link. It also includes the "OU" annotated "Business" zone at the Tsing Yi Industrial Area, a chemical waste treatment facility, a cement plant, a sewage treatment plant, petrol filling stations, and a ventilation building for the Airport Railway.

     About 422.78 hectares of land are zoned "Green Belt" mainly covering steep hillsides not suitable for urban development. It also serves the purpose of protecting the existing ridgeline which provides physical barriers separating the oil depots in the south and west of Tsing Yi from residential developments in the north-east.

     About 1.05 hectares of land are zoned "Site of Special Scientific Interest" ("SSSI") which covers the South Tsing Yi
"SSSI". It is a steep slope of woodland harbouring a population of the Hong Kong croton, which is endemic to Hong Kong.
     The approved Tsing Yi OZP No. S/TY/28 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 Kwai Tsing 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 seen on the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

Ends/Friday, February 17, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:01