Draft Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide development and redevelopment in the Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong and Lei Yue Mun area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (April 28).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 264 hectares of land, is located in East Kowloon within the Kwun Tong District. It is bounded by the hilly ranges of Black Hill, Chiu Keng Wan Shan and Devil's Peak (Pau Toi Shan) to the east; Lei Yue Mun Strait to the south; Victoria Harbour, Wai Yip Street and Cha Kwo Ling Road to the west and Lei Yue Mun Road and Lam Tin area to the north-west.
     Most of the existing private and public residential developments in the area fall within the "Residential (Group A)" zone (about 77.89 hectares). Four sites located at the ex-Cha Kwo Ling Kaolin Mine Site are zoned "Residential (Group B)" for medium-density residential development (about 3.29 hectares). Six sites, one at Yau Tong Bay and the others at Yau Tong Industrial Area (YTIA), are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" (about 13.93 hectares) for comprehensive residential and/or commercial development with provision of open space and other community and supporting facilities. For the existing Lei Yue Mun Village, it is located within the "Village Type Development" zone (about 7.75 hectares).

     To encourage the phasing out of existing industrial uses through redevelopment (or conversion) for residential use, five sites in YTIA are zoned "Residential (Group E)" ("R(E)") (about 5.79 hectares). Planning permission for residential development is required under the "R(E)" zoning in order to address the potential industrial/residential interface problem in the redevelopment process.
     The existing Cha Kwo Ling Tsuen, is located within the "Undetermined" zone pending detailed consideration of the appropriate uses and development intensity for the area (about 4.65 hectares).

     ‚ÄčAbout 4.03 hectares of land is zoned "Commercial" to provide for commercial developments to serve the area. The "Other Specified Uses" zones (about 5.26 hectares) are allocated for specific uses including the existing petrol filling station, Eastern Harbour Crossing toll plaza, railway station and ventilation buildings, sewerage treatment plant and sites reserved for general business uses and breakwater.
     Land for various Government, institution and community (GIC) facilities is provided to serve the needs of residents in the area and those in the adjoining areas, about 18.18 hectares of land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community". Major existing GIC facilities include Yung Fung Shee Memorial Centre, Pamela Youde Polyclinic, Sai Tso Wan Neighbourhood Community Centre, the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation Lam Tin Complex, Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School, Kwun Tong Law Courts Building and Kowloon East Government Offices.
     To provide land for both active and passive recreational uses, about 18.96 hectares of land is zoned "Open Space". Major open spaces include Sam Ka Tsuen Recreation Ground, Laguna Park, Sai Tso Wan Recreation Ground and Sin Fat Road Tennis Court. Sites have been reserved for development of district open space and a waterfront promenade linking to the promenade in the South East Kowloon Area.
     To conserve, protect and retain the lighthouse, the natural coastlines and the coastal natural environment with a minimum of built development, about 0.07 hectares of land is zoned "Coastal Protection Area". About 58.55 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt" to preserve existing hill slopes.
     The approved Cha Kwo Ling, Yau Tong, Lei Yue Mun OZP No. S/K15/25 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 Kowloon District Planning Office and the Kwun Tong 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 on the Board's website at www.info.gov.hk/tpb.

Ends/Friday, April 28, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:01