Draft Recommended Outline Development Plan (RODP)

 

Five Planning Areas

This plan shows the five planning areas of Yuen Long South
Urban Living
LOHAS Living
Garden Community
Green Zone
Employment Belt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Urban Living

The ‘Urban Living’ Planning Area is the community in Yuen Long South located closest to Yuen Long New Town and is therefore planned as a medium to high-density residential community. With the provision of different community and commercial facilities including street-front shops, it would serve population of Yuen Long South, as well as Yuen Long New Town and adjacent villages.   

  1. An activity node comprising sports centre, community hall, commercial uses and a PTI is planned at the central location of the community. A clinic would also be provided near the node.

  2. A comprehensive open space network would run through the Planning Area linking up the residential sites and the existing village communities.They are also view corridors/breezeways/buffer areas. “Low building areas” are designated in the residential zones to function as buffer to the adjacent villages.

  3. Yuen Long Nullah would be partially decked for road widening and provision of landscaped footpaths. The nullahs would be revitalised and integrated in the urban design and landscape framework.

  4. The revitalised Tin Tsuen Channel would be enhanced as Riverside Walking Trail with cycle track, which could be extended southwards to the proposed hillside river in the ‘LOHAS Living’ Planning Area.

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LOHAS Living

Located near Tai Lam Country Park and surrounded by hill slopes and village settlements, the ‘LOHAS Living’ Planning Area is planned to be a medium-density living environment. Capitalising on natural landscape in the surroundings, a scenic cycle track, new watercourse, retention lake and reedbed are proposed. Besides, the natural stream would be preserved. These would enrich the character of Yuen Long South and promote urban, rural and nature integration, attracting both residents and visitors.

  1. The commercial centre would include a PTI to serve the community, schools and villages.

  2. The southern section of Yuen Long Nullah would be fully revitalized with scenery walkways and cycle track alongside. This, together with various sustainable drainage initiatives including hillside river and reedbed, would join the open space network approaching the rural and natural landscape and the Tai Lam Country Park in the surroundings.

  3. The proposed Sewage Treatment Works would be provided and an area would be reserved for Government Depots (with green building design). The existing livestock farms located at the southern fringe area would be zoned “Agriculture” (the feasibility of this proposal will be subject to detailed assessment for compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance in respect of the environmental mitigation measures and their feasibility of implementation).

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Garden Community

Against the existing low-density residential communities at Tong Yan San Tsuen, the ‘Garden Community’ Planning Area is planned to be a low-density development. This low-density living environment together with the ‘Green Zone’ with large area of active agricultural land preserved at the southern part help foster an ambience of garden city embraced in greenery. Mixed use development is recommended near Tong Yan San Tsuen Interchange. With good accessibility and provision of PTI and EFTS station, the mixed use development area is expected to become the gateway of Yuen Long South.

  1. The commercial node is planned as gateway of the Yuen Long South development with mixed use developments and district open space. Social welfare facilities and school would be provided there.

  2. Well-established residential communities and religious institutions would be retained as far as possible.

  3. Enriching the ‘Garden Community’, a series of open space and greening features comprising preserved secondary woodland and natural stream and amenity are proposed highlighting the theme of the Planning Area.

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Green Zone

Yuen Long South is located on the Yuen Long Plain with a long history of cultivation. The active agricultural land and secondary woodland in the southern part of Tong Yan San Tsuen would be preserved and becoming the ‘Green Zone’ of about 15 ha. It would enhance the local character, green landscape of Yuen Long South and urban, rural and nature integration .

  1. The largest and contiguous piece of active agricultural land would be preserved. The greenery of the farmland complements the ‘Garden Community’ in its north.

  2. The farmland, secondary woodland and natural streams (with buffer) would be preserved.

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Employment Belt

Taking advantage of the close connection with the highway network, an “Employment Belt” is recommended along Yuen Long Highway where the area is easily accessible to the highway and allows segregation of freight traffic. With the premises of better land utilisation and subject to the implementation of pilot case of Hung Shui Kiu NDA, consideration would be given to explore using multi-storey industrial compounds or other land-efficient means to consolidate the land resources for accommodating economic operations.

  1. An approximate 2 ha of land is designated for open storage use to cater for uses with genuine need of open-air operation.

  2. About 10 ha of land is reserved for storage and workshop uses.

  3. A road layout has been designed to allow freight traffic going to Yuen Long Highway direct and minimising environmental impact on the residential neighbourhood.

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