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Planning Department updates list of vacant school premises sites reviewed under Central Clearing House mechanism
     The Planning Department (PlanD) today (May 5) announced that the department has updated the report on vacant school premises (VSP) sites reviewed under the Central Clearing House mechanism. The report is now available on the PlanD's website.

     The report reflects the results of the latest round of review which examined the long-term use of six vacant and to-be-vacant school premises. The review recommends three of these sites for residential development, two for government, institution and community (GIC) uses, and the remaining one partly for residential and partly for GIC uses.

     Since the establishment of the Central Clearing House mechanism in 2011, the PlanD has reviewed 256 vacant/to-be-vacant school premises. The majority of VSP sites (164 sites) have already been or will be put to gainful uses, including public housing and various GIC uses. The other 43 sites are available for applications for community, institutional or non-profit making uses. Two sites are currently not available for use due to various reasons. The remaining 47 sites are wholly or partly on private land and their utilisation depends on private land owners' initiatives having regard to the applicable uses in statutory planning terms and lease conditions. Members of the public can contact the relevant managing parties for the latest information on these VSP sites.

     The report is available on the PlanD's website (www.pland.gov.hk/pland_en/info_serv/vsp/index.html) and at the PlanD's Planning Enquiry Counters located at North Point Government Offices and Sha Tin Government Offices for public viewing.
Ends/Friday, May 5, 2023
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