230 homes to be built on re-zoned Green Belt at Hebe Haven

 

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Sai Kung District Council today discussed amending the Hebe Have Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) to allows 230 houses to be built on land currently zoned as Green Belt (GB).

The proposed amendments to the Approved Hebe Haven OZP No. S/SK-HH/6 (Plan 1) are in four parts:

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Plan 1          Plan: Planning Department

Amendment Item A: Rezoning of a Site near the Junction of Hiram’s Highway and
Heung Chung Road from “Government, Institution or Community” (“G/IC”) to
“Residential (Group C)4” (“R(C)4”)

To meet the pressing need for housing supply, the Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy to increase housing land supply in the short, medium and long term. Among other sites, a site near the junction of Hiram’s Highway and Heung Chung Road (Amendment Item A on Plan 2) currently zoned “G/IC” has been identified as a potential residential site for private housing development. While the northern portion (as shown in dark green dotted lines on Plan 2) is a vacant government land of about 3,517 m², the southern portion (as shown in pink dotted lines on Plan 2) comprises private lots and a small piece of government land (about 1,151 m²). Since the site is not required for any Government, Institution or Community (GIC) uses by relevant government departments, it is proposed to rezone the site for residential use. It would also help phasing out the existing industrial use within the private lots and therefore improve the environment of the area. The site is proposed to be rezoned to “R(C)4” (Amendment Item A on Plan 2) for low-rise low-density residential use with a maximum plot ratio (PR) of 1.5, site coverage (SC) of 40% and building height (BH) of 6 storeys (excluding basements).

It is estimated that a total of about 100 flats would be produced assuming an average flat size of about 70 m². The proposed development restrictions have been formulated taking into account the findings of the visual appraisal, its waterfront location and the low-rise low-density character of the neighbourhood as well as the availability of infrastructure provisions.

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Plan 2     Plan: Planning Department

Initial assessments by relevant government departments have confirmed that there are no insurmountable technical problems to develop the site for residential use. The relevant government departments also confirm that there is no need to reserve the site for GIC use.

Amendment Item B: Rezoning of a Strip of Land near Heung Chung Road from “G/IC”
to area shown as ‘Road’

An area of about 275 m² at Heung Chung Road which is part of an existing car park is proposed to be rezoned from “G/IC” to area shown as ‘Road’ (Amendment Item B on Plan 2) to reflect its existing car park use.

Amendment Item C: Rezoning of a Site to the South of Nam Wai from “Green Belt”
(“GB”) to “Residential (Group C)5” (“R(C)5”)

A site to the south of Nam Wai has also been identified as potential residential site for private housing development. The site consists of government land of 6,990 m² and is currently zoned “GB” on the OZP. It is partly situated at vegetated slopes, partly occupied by temporary structures on terraces and informal access (Amendment Item C on Plan 3). The site will be served by a proposed access road connecting to Nam Wai Road. It is proposed to rezone the site to “R(C)5” with a maximum PR of 1.3, SC of 40% and BH of 6 storeys (excluding basements). It is estimated that a total of about 130 flats would be produced assuming an average flat size of about 70 m². The proposed development restrictions have been formulated taking into account the findings of landscape assessment and visual appraisal, the low-rise low-density character of the neighbourhood as well as the availability of infrastructure provisions.

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Plan 3     Plan: Planning Department

Initial assessments by relevant government departments have confirmed that there are no insurmountable technical problems to develop the site for residential use.

Amendment Item D: Rezoning of a Site to the south of Nam Wai from “GB” to
“Residential (Group C)6” (“R(C)6”)

The site, of about 4,030 m², is located to the south of Nam Wai and occupied by an existing residential development namely ‘Colour By The River’ (Amendment Item D on Plan 3). As the development is completed, it is proposed to rezone the site from “GB” to “R(C)6” with a maximum PR of 0.35, SC of 20% and BH of 11 m and 2 storeys over 1 storey of carport to reflect its current use.


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