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Draft Chai Wan Outline Zoning Plan approved
     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Chai Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Chai Wan area," a spokesman for the Town Planning Board said today (September 15).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 614 hectares, is bounded by Heng Fa Chuen to the north, Tai Tam Country Park to the west, Shek O Country Park to the south, and the waterfront to the east.
     About 1.37 hectares of land are zoned "Comprehensive Development Area" (CDA), which covers two sites. The CDA zone to the immediate west of the MTR Chai Wan Station is intended for the conservation and conversion of the Chai Wan Flatted Factory (CWFF) building for public rental housing use. The conservation and conversion project of the CWFF building is already completed. The CDA zone at Chai Wan Road near Siu Sai Wan Road is intended for comprehensive development/redevelopment of the area for residential and/or commercial uses with the provision of open space and other supporting facilities. 
     About 72.88 hectares, covering public housing and private residential developments, are zoned "Residential (Group A)" for high-density residential developments.
     To ensure an adequate supply of industrial floor space, about 6.19 hectares of land is zoned "Industrial" for general industrial uses.
     A total of about 70.58 hectares are zoned "Government, Institution or Community" while about 20.98 hectares are zoned "Open Space" to serve the needs of local residents and the general public.
     About 88.15 hectares of land are zoned "Other Specified Uses". It covers Heng Fa Chuen and the adjoining railway depot development, business and cemetery uses, a cargo handling area, a public filling barging point, a refuse transfer station, an oil depot and petrol filling stations within the area.

     About 181.32 hectares of land covering the undeveloped hill slopes in the area are zoned "Green Belt". This zone is primarily for the conservation of the existing natural environment amid the built-up areas and at the urban fringe, to safeguard it from encroachment by urban-type development, and to provide additional outlets for passive recreational activities. About 115.43 hectares of land covering parts of Tai Tam Country Park and Shek O Country Park are zoned "Country Park".
     An area of about 5.88 hectares is zoned "Coastal Protection Area" to conserve, protect and retain the natural coastlines and the sensitive coastal natural environment.
     The approved Chai Wan OZP No. S/H20/23 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 Hong Kong District Planning Office and the Eastern District Office. 
     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 at the Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).
Ends/Friday, September 15, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
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