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Draft Siu Ho Wan Outline Zoning Plan gazetted
     ​The Town Planning Board today (March 29) announced the publication of the draft Siu Ho Wan Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
     The planning scheme area covers a total area of about 186 hectares. The area stretches from Sham Shui Kok in the northeast to the proposed Tai Ho Interchange in the southwest and is enclosed by the Lantau North (Extension) Country Park in the east and south with the foothills of Tai Che Tung, Lau Fa Tung and Lo Fu Tau within the country park.
     A spokesman for the Board said that the general planning intention for the area is to reserve land for Government, Institution and Community (GIC) facilities and supporting infrastructure taking advantage of the geographical location and to facilitate sustainable residential/commercial development and maximise the development potential on suitable land. Due consideration should be given to preserve the existing natural landscape and maintain a suitable buffer between the country park and the built-up area.
     About 15.54 hectares of the land is zoned "Government, Institution or Community" which is intended primarily for the provision of GIC facilities serving the needs of the local residents and/or a wider district, region or the territory. This zone is also intended to provide land for uses directly related to or in support of the work of the Government, organisations providing social services to meet community needs, and other institutional establishments.
     Land designated for specific uses, including "Railway Depot and Public Transport Interchange with Commercial/Residential Development", "Water Treatment Works", "Sewage Treatment Works", "Organic Resources Recovery Centre", "Refuse Transfer Station", "Columbarium" and "Pumping Station and Associated Facilities", totalling about 63.6 hectares, is zoned "Other Specified Uses".
     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 68.04 hectares of land is zoned "Green Belt".
     The draft Siu Ho Wan OZP No. S/I-SHW/1 is now 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 Sai Kung and Islands District Planning Office, the Islands District Office and its sub-offices in Mui Wo and Tung Chung, and the Tsuen Wan District Office.
     Any person may make written representations in respect of the draft OZP to the Secretary of the Board on or before May 29. Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.
     Copies of the draft OZP are available for sale at the Map Publications Centres in North Point and Yau Ma Tei. The electronic version of the OZP can be viewed at the Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb/).
Ends/Thursday, March 29, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00
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