Draft So Lo Pun Outline Zoning Plan amended

     The Town Planning Board today (April 3) announced amendments to the draft So Lo Pun Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     In response to the Court's rulings on a judicial review against the decision of the Chief Executive in Council made to approve the three draft OZPs for Pak Lap, Hoi Ha and So Lo Pun and the decision of the Board made to submit the three draft OZPs to the Chief Executive in Council for approval, the Board has reviewed the issue on the genuine need for Small House development in respect of the So Lo Pun OZP.

     The Board has now made amendments to the So Lo Pun OZP as outlined in the Schedule of Amendments. The amendments mainly involve rezoning of two areas to the north-east and the south of the village clusters at So Lo Pun from "Village Type Development" to "Agriculture". Opportunity is also taken to amend the Notes and Explanatory Statement of the OZP to reflect the above amendments and to update the general information of various land use zonings and the planning circumstances, where appropriate.

     The draft So Lo Pun OZP No. S/NE-SLP/3, incorporating the amendments, 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 Sha Tin, Tai Po and North District Planning Office; the North District Office; and the Sha Tau Kok District Rural Committee.
     Any person may make written representation in respect of the amendments to the Secretary of the Board on or before June 3. Representations made to the Board will be available for public inspection.

     Copies of the draft So Lo Pun 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/Friday, April 3, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00