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Draft Fanling/Sheung Shui Extension Area Outline Zoning Plan gazetted
     ​The Town Planning Board today (June 30) announced the publication of the draft Fanling/Sheung Shui Extension Area Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).
     The planning scheme area covers a total area of about 32 hectares. It is located to the immediate south and southwest of the Fanling/Sheung Shui New Town, and stretches from Ping Kong Road and Po Kin Road to its north and to the Tai Lung Experimental Station at its southeastern end, with Fan Kam Road to its west and Ping Kong to its east. On the other side of Po Kin Road and Ping Kong Road are North District Hospital and its extension, as well as existing public housing estates (i.e. Cheung Lung Wai Estate and Ching Ho Estate) and schools (i.e. TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School, HHCKLA Buddhist Wisdom Primary School and Elegantia College).
     A spokesman for the Town Planning Board said that with reference to a technical study on partial development of the Fanling Golf Course site, the general planning intention of the area is to develop its northernmost portion for public housing development with supporting community and social welfare facilities, as well as to conserve the remaining southern portion of higher ecological significance with compatible passive recreational uses to serve the general public.
     The northernmost portion of the area covering about 9.54 hectares is zoned "Residential (Group A)" ("R(A)"). This zone is intended primarily for high-density residential developments with the intention to concentrate public housing development at the northernmost portion of the area, which is adjacent to the existing urbanised area, and to develop the area as an extension to the Fanling/Sheung Shui New Town. Apart from the supporting community and social welfare facilities, a special school is planned within the "R(A)" zone to serve the public.
     The remaining southern portion of the area covering about 21.65 hectares is physically and ecologically connected as a whole and of higher ecological significance. It is zoned "Other Specified Uses" annotated "Conservation cum Recreation" and is intended primarily to conserve existing natural landscape and ecological features, and provide space for passive recreational uses that are compatible with the conservation intention and serve the general public.
     The draft Fanling/Sheung Shui Extension Area OZP No. S/FSSE/1 is available for public inspection during office hours at (i) the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, (ii) the Planning Enquiry Counters, (iii) the Fanling, Sheung Shui and Yuen Long East District Planning Office, (iv) the North District Office and (v) the Sheung Shui District Rural Committee.
     Any person may make written representations in respect of the draft OZP to the Secretary of the Town Planning Board on or before August 30. Any person who intends to make a representation is advised to read the Town Planning Board Guidelines No. 29B on "Submission and Publication of Representations, Comments on Representations and Further Representations under the Town Planning Ordinance" (TPB PG-No. 29B).
     Submission of a representation should comply with the requirements set out in TPB PG-No. 29B. In particular, the representer should take note of the following:
* If the representer fails to provide his or her full name and the first four alphanumeric characters of his or her Hong Kong identity card or passport number as required under TPB PG-No. 29B, the representation submitted shall be treated as not having been made; and
* The Secretariat of the Town Planning Board reserves the right to require the representer to provide identity proof for verification.
     The Guidelines and the submission form are available at the above locations (i) and (ii) and the Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).

     Copies of the draft Fanling/Sheung Shui Extension Area 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 Town Planning Board's website (www.info.gov.hk/tpb).
Ends/Thursday, June 30, 2022
Issued at HKT 16:00
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