Draft Kwai Chung Outline Zoning Plan approved

     The Chief Executive in Council has approved the draft Kwai Chung Outline Zoning Plan (OZP).

     "The approved OZP provides a statutory land use planning framework to guide the development and redevelopment within the Kwai Chung area," a spokesperson for the Town Planning Board said today (October 13).

     The planning scheme area, covering about 1 025 hectares, is situated in Tsuen Wan New Town within the Kwai Tsing Administration District. It includes various parts of Kwai Chung Valley in the northeast and the container terminals on reclaimed land in the southwest. 

     The approved OZP has incorporated amendments shown on the draft Kwai Chung OZP No. S/KC/31, which mainly involves (i) rezoning a site to the east of Shek Pai Street from "Green Belt" ("GB") to "Residential (Group A)3", and a site to the east of Lei Pui Street and a site to the east of On Chuk Street from "GB" to "Government, Institution or Community" ("G/IC") for proposed public housing development and the supporting facilities; (ii) rezoning a site to the east of Tai Lin Pai Road from "Industrial" to "Residential (Group A)4" for public housing development; (iii) rezoning a site at the southern end of Kwai Yue Street from "G/IC" to "Other Specified Uses" ("OU") annotated "Columbarium(2)" for public columbarium development; and (iv) rezoning a site at the junction of Kwok Shui Road and Lei Muk Road from "Open Space" to "OU" annotated "Buildings with Historical and Architectural Interests Preserved for Social Welfare Facility Use" to facilitate a development of residential care home for the elderly with preservation of historical buildings.

     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 approved Kwai Chung OZP No. S/KC/32 is available for public inspection during office hours at (i) the Secretariat of the Town Planning Board, (ii) the Planning Enquiry Counters, (iii) the Tsuen Wan and West Kowloon District Planning Office and (iv) the Kwai Tsing 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 OZP can be viewed on the Town Planning Board's website (www.tpb.gov.hk).

Ends/Friday, October 13, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:00